Cure ate the foil

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by beefmeister, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. beefmeister

    beefmeister Smoke Blower

    I just noticed that after I rinsed and patted dry then let the pellicle form from 36 hours in the fridge, two ends of the bacon where in contact with the foil. It ate right through it. Do I need to cut those parts off before eating ??

    This has never happened before. This is my fourth batch of bacon...ever.

    Thanks all.
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I don't think it was the cure. I have seen this happen when covering meats after I applied a rub (no cure) I think it is the salt that did it. Chemical reaction between the salt and aluminum. I never trimmed anything, just smoked them. Now I only cover with plastic wrap.
  3. beefmeister

    beefmeister Smoke Blower

    Thanks S2K. I'll be sure and only use plastic wrap under the racks on the sheet pan.

    FYI, this is my first stab at locally raised and pastured pork. Can't wait !!
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep...... salt eats aluminum, unless it is marine grade.....  Dave
  5. beefmeister

    beefmeister Smoke Blower

    Thanks Dave

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