Latest Buckboard Bacon with Q-view

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by adiochiro3, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cured another batch of BBB because my college kids came home & cleaned out my supply.  [​IMG]   

    I used Morton's Tender Quick #1 and dry-cured for 7 days.  The bacons were rubbed with black pepper and brown sugar.  I decided to soak them for a couple of hours; I normally do this in bowls, but I realized the FoodSaver bags I cured them in would also work well for soaking -- DUH!  Here they are in the bath...

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    Did the fry test...

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    I smoked them for 8.5 hours with hickory using the soldering iron-in-a-coffee-can method to smolder the dust.  I had a devil of a time during the smoke because we had a blustery storm blow in Friday night, burning the dust at fast rates and keeping temps really low.  Worked out just fine in the end, though.  I just packaged 9 or so pounds of BBB (well, probably 8 after the weekend consumption...[​IMG]).

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    I was disappointed to find as much fat in some cuts as there was.  Most of the cuts were nice and lean, as usual for BBB.

    Thanks for perusing my post!
     
  2. Good looking bacon! 
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you are good for a month or so when they come back for spring break LOL - good looking Bacon James 
     
  4. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good .
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Man that's some good looking bacon James!

    It almost looks like belly bacon.
     
  6. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great! Nice color. 
     
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  8. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Lookin good! I like the fatty pieces of BBB cuz they seem to have more flavor. I have to start some curing today as I'm on my last bag.
     
  9. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    That's about the size of it, Scar!  LOL!

    Thanks for the kudos, guys!
     
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I absolutely love buck board bacon and many of my customers ask for it over the belly. It's better on BLT's to me too.
     
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i see that and i can see bacon and eggs
     

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