Canadian Bacon Trifecta (w/ lots of Qview)!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by micker, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. micker

    micker Fire Starter

    I had been discussing doing some canadian bacon with my friend Paul from B. Nektar Meadery and smoking it over some oak cubes that they had used in mead making.

    So about two weeks ago I picked up 20lb of pork loin, cleaned and cut it into four 5lb pieces. I put it into my usual CB cure of TQ, brown sugar and maple sugar and set it to curing for the past 10 days.

    Today was the day to make the bacon.

    Paul brought over a bag of oak cubes that had been used to "oak age" a mead last year and a few growlers of beer.

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    We decided to do two "plain" canadian bacons seasoned with just the cure
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    then with the others we made one with a cracked back pepper rub
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    and the last with a paprika rub
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    I got the smoker warmed up and put some oak cubes in to test the smoke out - it smelled great, rich oak smoke with a hint of sweetness underneath from the mead.

    We put the bacons into the smoker around 1:30pm and opened up the half gallon growlers
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    and finally around 6:30pm it was done.

    The CBP coated bacon:
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    The paprika bacon:
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    And the traditional bacon:
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  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great.[​IMG]
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking CB... I love lots of pepper too. :) [​IMG]
     
  4. rtom

    rtom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    nice lookin bacon ya got
     
  5. rsands

    rsands Smoke Blower

    Nice lookin CB ya got there. What's a growler? [​IMG]
     
  6. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking CB i got one going in tonite
     
  7. micker

    micker Fire Starter

    Quick off topic question, should I repost my Qviews from November and December that vanished with the board problems?
     
  8. micker

    micker Fire Starter

    Its a half gallon bottle of beer, usually you get them from a brewer and gets filled right at the tap. When its empty you can go back and refill them.
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure Micker...that would be great!!
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome [​IMG] and yes if you want re-post what got lost
     

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