Canadian Bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by pineywoods, May 24, 2009.

  1. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I have been trying to get some maple flavor into the cb's that I've been doing and injecting them with pure maple syrup after curing just wasn't getting me where I wanted to be with it. I ordered some powdered maple and decided to try that I also ordered some honey so figured I'd give that a shot too. I used Tender Quick and I decided to use 1 TBS less of the powdered maple than the TQ and just added it to the TQ and other spices and sealed it up to cure after rubbing in on. Turned the bags daily. I did 7 loins 4 with the maple and 3 with the honey. When I went to smoke them I rubbed with paprika like I have before. Well the tastes did come thru but are kinda overshadowed by the paprika. All in all it is good but the next batches will not have the paprika rub. Taking the outter portion that contains the paprika off the slice I find the amount of maple or honey to be just what I was looking for not overpowering but there.
    Some about to go into the smoke

    Out of the smoker cooled and ready for slicing and some sliced

    Lots of CB and this isn't all of it
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a lot of CB! Looks great, Jerry. [​IMG]
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that there is a load of CB jerry-don't care for the sweet stuff but sure looks good
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a real load of bacon. I'm with Desertlites as far as the sweet goes. I like mine with more of a ham flavor. Looks good though.[​IMG]
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks great Piney, nice job
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for update...I followed you and others advice on first C.B. and loved it.Kudos for posting your observations...
  7. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It all looks good Jerry!
  8. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well it sure looks good.
    I didn't know they had powdered maple, nice idea to try that.
  9. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking CB. I don't think I would like the rub either. Thanks for the heads up.
  10. countrysmoked

    countrysmoked Smoke Blower

    I have made both maple and honey flavored Canadian bacon with the brine method and both have come out great. I used tenderquick as on the backage with 4 cups of brown sugar 1 lb honey or maple syrup and pump it in and brine for 2 weeks then cold smoke for 24 hours then at 200 until internal temp hits 160. Tastes great, can't buy it this good.
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, great looking CB Jerry. Now you've got CB to hold you for awhile.
  12. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks awesome.
  13. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic


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