First Canadian Bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by ddave, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Made my first Canadian Bacon this past week.

    Started with a smallish pork loin.



    Weighed out the appropriate amount of Tender Quick according to the package directions and added an equal amount of sugar.



    And into the fridge for a 7 day cure.



    Because of Thanksgiving and plans the day after, it actually cured for 8 days, but this morning, it made its way to the smoker.

    Here it is rubbed with a little olive oil, some coarse ground black pepper and a touch of brown sugar.



    On to the SnP at around 190° with some hickory. The wind was HOWLING today so I had the insulated cover that I made for it on.



    And tried to block the wind as much as possible.



    Here it is after 7 hours when it finally made it to 150°.



    Cut it in half for a look



    then sliced it up.



    Offered samples to the wife and kids and was greeted with overwhelming approval. [​IMG] It was pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Will definitly have to do more in the future.

    Thanks for looking.

    Dave
     
  2. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    Im not an expert but that looks pretty darn good.
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Dave. I usually do 7 days. Last time I did CB I cured for 10 days and it was way better. [​IMG]
     
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great DDave, and I like your smoker blanket too. I need to do the same to my ECB.
     
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking CB, Dave. Last time I made some, I did 15 pounds. Just took another package out of the freezer yesterday.
     
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job. [​IMG] Welcome to the club.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job Dave, but you might as well go get a bigger one & start curing it right away!

    You'll see what I mean.[​IMG]


    Bearcarver
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Het dave you bacon looks great and you can leave it in the refrig longer than 7 days the more you let it stay in the cure the better it will be. I have left it in for as ong as 14-16 days and it's really better. Now to that blanket is it the 3m product for hood duct wrapping???? I have seen that at work be installed on a hood duct system.
     
  9. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work Dave.I need to do more...I miss it in my eggs etc...
     
  10. jennenga

    jennenga Fire Starter

    Wow looks yummy. Cant wait to try one myself. Good job!
     
  11. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    That looks great. I bet your family loved it. Why didn't you use your drum? After using mine I don't think my SNP will get much use.

    Way to go dude...
     
  12. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the nice comments, folks.

    It is called "Heat Wave Pro" and is 3/8" thermal insulation encased in foil. I got it from a place called Second Skin Audio. Here's the link.

    http://www.secondskinaudio.com/therm...t-wave-pro.php

    I used the SnP because I can control the amount of smoke much closer in it. My wife doesn't like heavily smoked items so the SnP is good in this situation.

    I still use the SnP once in awhile like for jerky or when the drum is full. [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  13. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Dave...[​IMG]

    What did you use for the insulating blanket?
     
  14. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It looks great Dave nice job! I think it's about time I make another one.
    Thanks for the inspiration [​IMG]
     
  15. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is called "Heat Wave Pro" and is 3/8" thermal insulation encased in foil. I got it from a place called Second Skin Audio. Here's the link.

    http://www.secondskinaudio.com/therm...t-wave-pro.php

    It's kind of pricey. I think a welding blanket would have been more cost effective.

    Dave
     

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