Maple Bacon

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by c farmer, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. c farmer

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

    So Dave and I both wanted to duplicate Brican's maple bacon without knowing we were doing it.

    Neither of us has tasted Brican's, all we have is pictures to go buy.  

    Here is my version.

    Cure #1, seasoning and maple sugar.


    Belly seasoned and into a zip-lok for 7 days.  No pic of that.   HA.   This was the belly I started with.


    Quick rinse under warm water to remove the cure after 7 days then hang or lay on a rack  till the belly is dry.

    Rinsed and dried.


    Added more maple sugar and back into a Zip Lok for 7 days.


    After 7 more days.


    Dried at room temp for 12 hours and now cold smoking with cob pellets.



    Going to cold smoke for at least 36 hours.

    More later.....
     
  2. Looks good.
     
  3. c farmer

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

    Gonna try and save some for the gathering
     
  4. As good as that looks I'm pretty sure it wouldn't make it to October in our house.
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking like some tasty bacon coming up! :lurk: I'll be back!:drool
     
  6. c farmer

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

    If it don't make it, I will make more.
     
  7. smokinal

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

    It's got some really nice color!

    Al
     
  8. c farmer

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

    This was before the smoke, at the very beginning of the smoke.   That color came from the maple sugar.

    It got 12 hours of cob smoke last night.
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm interested on how the maple flavor comes through. Where you get the maple sugar? Milroy farms, between us, south of Salisbury, is getting $11 per pound...JJ
     
  10. Looking Good, I'm in  [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far Adam 

    Steve 
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Adam!![​IMG]

    I'm waiting for the Maple Flavor Report !!

    [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  13. griz400

    griz400 Master of the Pit

    Looks nice , We need a nice pic of a blt with a fried egg on it .......
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
  14. c farmer

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

    Friend out west makes syrup and sugar.
     
  15. c farmer

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




    Thanks everyone. Here's more pics. In the chamber resting till the weekend. 36 hours smoke.
     
  16. isuhunter

    isuhunter Newbie

    Awesome!!! That looks great!

    I have 11 lbs curing, no maple though.
     
  17. c farmer

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

    Thanks.

    I am playing with making videos.  

     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam!!

    I can smell it & taste it much better in the video than I can in the still shots!!!

    [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  19. c farmer

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

    I like videos also.  That one didnt turn out to bad.    Like I said, I am playing with them...

    Thats one skinny belly thou
     
  20. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your bacon sure looks good....  pts. 
     

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