BBB The Quick Way

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by smoking b, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Well after reading Todd's thread a while back about making BBB with a vacuum tumbler I couldn't wait to get mine & play around with it. Once it came I experimented with a few batches & settled on something I like.


    I started off with this butt.


    Removed the bone.


    Then opened it up & split it into 2 pieces.


    I mixed up some brine with cure.


    Each half was injected with 8 oz. of brine.


    Then put in the AGS vacuum tumbler with an additional 24 oz. of brine. I did each half separately in half hour increments for a total of 2 hours each.


    Then into the bucket with whatever brine was left over after vacuum tumbling. Here is the first half.


    And both halves.


    Now they will go in the fridge overnight & get rinsed off tomorrow.

    Updates to follow...
     
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  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Interesting technique. Thanks for posting.

    Disco
     
  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm in
     
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Count me in too!  [​IMG]

    Kat
     
  5. Sure thing Disco - thanks for looking  [​IMG]
     
  6. Ok they are rinsed & I sliced off a couple pieces to fry up. More updates as soon as I sample the product  [​IMG]
     
  7. If this works as well as I hope it does, I'll have to order one of those! 

    I'm definitely in!
     
  8. It does work Alesia  [​IMG]   I just figured I'd make a thread showing the way I settled upon in case anyone was interested...
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your curing bacon that quick?
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Geeezzz now we'll never get any Pork Butts out West now that you have a fast processing machine involved [​IMG]

    So is the brine Pop's brine or a variation of or not even close?
     
  11. Indeed  [​IMG]
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is it because of the tumbler?
     
  13. Sorry Case - I really like bacon & it's great to be able to make it in 2 days now  [​IMG]    If it does get bad out your way let me know & I'll send you a nice butt from my stash  [​IMG]

    I'll get the brine details up in a bit - just have a lot of things going on at once right now...
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My boys really like bacon too!! I think they'd eat it for every meal if I let them. Took my oldest to Subway for lunch the other day as a treat. He ordered the BLT. When we got the veggies he didn't get any, nothing non, straight bacon sandwich. And here I thought subway was a better choice than McDonalds...
     
  15. Forgot to add these  [​IMG]


    Took them out of the brine bucket this morning.


    Brine bucket is sad now  [​IMG]


    Sliced off a few pieces for a test fry mainly to show on here that it had worked - I don't do this now that I have my method down...


    Starting to fry.


    And done.


    And here it is. Flavor & texture are spot on - as soon as this gets smoked it will be bacon!!  [​IMG]

    Updates to follow...
     
  16. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is just crazy fast. I need to look into a tumbler. Your BBB looks great!
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya me too.
     
  18. Thanks Todd  [​IMG]
     
  19. I got mine from Todd Johnson at A-maze-n Products - I use it a lot to marinate with & have been very happy with it  [​IMG]
     

  20. Finishing up the pellicle formation so they can be smoked.
     

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