First time Buck board bacon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thesmokist, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    I'm curing some bbb for the first time and I have some questions. They have been in the curing bags for the calculated amount of time and need to be rinsed and let dry for a day to get ready to smoke as per bearcarvers recipe. My issue is I won't have time to smoke till Thursday can I let them sit and dry for two days or should I let them sit in the cure for another day? Any help is appreciated guys
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would let them dry for 2 days.   Actually I do let my cured stuff dry for at least 2 days depending on what it is.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


     You can also leave it in the cure for a couple more days if you want or you can let it dry for a couple of days also then smoke it. 
  4. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    Ok I think I'll take it out and let it dry for a couple days. Didn't wanna ruin that much meat. Thanks
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You'll be fine----Adam & Mark got you covered.

    You can let them sit in the fridge those couple days, or in the cure in the fridge an extra couple days.

  6. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    Just pulled my first run of the bbb out of the smoker and man it looks good and smells good! I used two butts so the tops will be the bacon and the bottom I'm doing the pulled ham for some sliders tonight which is finishing in the oven at the moment. I smoked it with a mix of hickory and alder. Gonna wrap up the bacon and slice tomorrow
    bearcarver and disco like this.
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh--OK---I didn't know which one you were doing. You did my Split-Butt smoke with Pulled Butt Ham & BBB on top.

    I love that Smoke---Both turn out Awesome, and yours look just right too!!![​IMG]

    Don't forget to post some sliders & some sliced BBB.[​IMG]

    Nice Job!!--------------[​IMG]

  8. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    The ham came outpretty good for my first time making it. Put a Carolina style sauce on the sliders. Good stuff man! Think I'm gonna thin since the other slab of ham.
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Everything looks excellent. Love the color on the bacon!

  10. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    Sliced up the bacon today and man I've got to say I'm stoked on how good it came out!! Fried some up and I'm Makin some abt's today for football. Thanks bear for posting up that recipe
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, these both look great! Kudos and points!

  12. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Both of those look delicious!    I really like your buckboard bacon sliced picture.
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That Looks Perfect !![​IMG]

    Glad You Like It !!![​IMG]

    Nice Job!!


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