Belly Bacon w/ q-view

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by rstr hunter, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    Decided to have another go at smoking bacon, this time using tenderquick instead of cure #1.  Here's how it went.

    Pork belly before starting

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    Packaged in a vacuum sealed bag along with 1 T of brown sugar and 1 T of tenderquick per pound of meat. 

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    Left this cure in the fridge for 11 days. Then rinsed off cure and brown sugar in the sink.

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    Then I soaked in ice water for an hour to get some of the salty flavor out of the meat. 

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    Then dryed off and on the smoker.  I used cherry wood in my MES and smoked for about 9 hours.

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    Then sliced and packaged and frozen. Sorry got busy late slicing and packaging and forgot to take those pictures, but it turned out great. 

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't wait to hear how it tastes.  Nice job!  I've been thinking of trying this myself.  [​IMG]
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks like some fine bacon.  We don't find too many bellies around here, but perhaps one day..................[​IMG]

     
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, gonna have to try vac-sealing a batch. 
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I do want to make some Bacon just have to find me a Belly.....Looks real good.
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd like to give it a try too, but we don't have anywhere to get the bellies around here.
     
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    quit ya all's BELLY-achen..........use butts!

    good lookin bacon!
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    The flavor wouldn't be the same would it?
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Flavor might even be better, but if you want it for BLTs, I'd keep searching for a belly.

    No harm in doing both!

    Great color Rstr Hunter!

    Mighty tasty too, huh?!

    Bear
     

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