BBB

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by tjohnson, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We have a cabin in Northern Minnesota and our neighbors keep an eye on it while were at home.  For a thanks, I decided to make a batch of BBB for them.

    I usually hit SAMS 1st thing in the morning, to beat the crowds, and check out the meat department for any deals on marked down meat.  SAMS had (4) packages of Pork Shoulders marked down to $1.49/lb, so I grabbed them, knowing that I needed pork anyway for some BBB and Snack Sticks.

    I use Country Brown Cure and add extra brown sugar and spices.  This cure recipe is lower in sodium than most.

    Here's a link to my recipe: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109696/bacon-cure-recipe

    The cure mix was rubbed on, sealed in ziploc bags and into the fridge for 7 days.  I really like to cure for 10 days, but we will be out of town, so 7 days is it.

    I rinsed the slabs off thoroughly, towel dried them and placed them on cooling racks.  Then I used a fan to spped up the process of forming a pellicle.  This took about an hour or so. 

    Hung slabs on some "El Cheapo Bacon Hangers, and into my MES 40" to dry for a few more minutes, while I started one of my New A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKERS with Apple Pellets.  The pellets burned for 5 minutes before I blew out the flame, and into the bottom of the MES.  12 hours of Apple smoke is PERFECT on BBB!!!

    Thanks for looking!

    Todd

    Here's my BBB Q-View

    New UltraShip Scale and Spices used with Country Brown Cure

    Thanks to Pops and Venture for the Heads Up on the scale!

    Very accurate and reasonably priced

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    Pork Shoulders Deboned and Trimmed.  Fat and Trim Saved for Future Snack Sticks

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    9 Slabs Cured, Rinsed and Working on Their Pellicle to Form.

    (2) slabs Were Coated with Honey and CBP

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    Lighting Apple Pellets in the New A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER

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    Nice Flame Dancing On Top The Apple Pellets

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    Flame is Out and Pellets Putting Out Good Smoke

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    Hangin' In My MES Waiting For Their "Smoke Bath"!!!

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    TBS!

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    To Be Continued......................
     
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  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    lookin' good todd!
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love lookin' at pictures of bacon .........Dave.........
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Start Todd !!!!!

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    Bear
     
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We Call This "Bear Smoke"!

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  6. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks good    how bout some shots of the cabin!
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Lookin' good Todd!
     
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice and a nice gesture for the neighbor....
     
  9. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    Todd you are my idol.........ok, I have alot of idols but you are one of them!  [​IMG]
     
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Todd!  Good score on that meat for this day and age too.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  11. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Todd,

    I'll be more than happy to keep an eye on your cabin next time!! [​IMG]
     
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looking good Todd!!

    Lots of mosquitos up there..big ones too!!!

    Have a great day!!

      Craig
     
  13. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man that AMNPS is really some gadget Huh!!!  Looks like you really stocked up on them....Did he have a sale that i missed???

    Bacon looks awesome!

    SOB
     
  14. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    CHOO CHOO!!!!                                                                                     Bear Smoke!

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    TBS 4 U                                                                                           Color is Starting to Change

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    Thanks For Looking!

    Todd
     
  15. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    thanx for the veiw.... will be waiting for the sliced  and fried shot....................[​IMG]
     
  16. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here you go Rick

    We bought the cabin in 2003

    It was "Pumpkin Orange" & Green, with Black Window trim

    Inside was decorated in Early 1940's Resort Cabin Look

    Ceilings were "Lemon Yellow"

    The guys who originally built the cabin were from Cresco, Iowa, and worked for the Railroad.  They dismantled boxcars and hauled the lumber about 400 miles north, to build this cabin and a 2-stall garage. 

    I gutted it down to the studs and built it up from there.

    Just enuf room for our family!

    7/2003 Before

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    2011 After

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    Sunset #1

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    Sunset #2

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    Our National Symbol!!!

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    Thanks for Looking!!

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  17. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Awesome Todd!!

      Craig
     
  18. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Awesome BBB  and awesome cabin. [​IMG]  Looking forward to the Bear View. 
     
  19. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]     Please let Todd send me some BBB
     
  20. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    10 Hours and Getting Close to Final Color                                               Closeup Shows Great Color.......Almost Done!

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    TJ
     

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