Canadian Bacon rest time?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by wagdog, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. wagdog

    wagdog Fire Starter

    I just pulled a couple of small (2.5 pounds each) pork loins out of Pop's brine. I'm letting them form a pellicle in the fridge. I was wondering how long I should let them rest after smoking. Do y'all like to wrap them in something and let them hang out in the fridge for a day or so to let the smoke flavor permeate?
     
  2. I hang them in the fridge overnight uncovered.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2015
  3. wagdog

    wagdog Fire Starter

    Thanks Bama. I can't wait for these to go on the smoker. Overnight sounds great. Might be the longest I can get my boys to wait.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I used to leave the pieces in my fridge for one night after smoking, but I had to go away one time, so they stayed for two nights.
    Those were the best tasting cured & smoked Pork Loins I ever had, and I believe the extra day in fridge before slicing was the main reason.

    Ever since that, I wait at least 2 nights before slicing.

    Bear
     
     
  5. wagdog

    wagdog Fire Starter

    Do you leave them uncovered as well?
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2015

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