My First CB & Lunch Meat coming....

Discussion in 'Curing' started by waterinholebrew, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all,

    Before I start, I'd like to thank Bear for his help & his Step by Steps on this cure & smoke !

    Decided to try my first Canadian Bacon ! Also, my first Dried beef for lunch meat !


    The pork sirloin roast chunks, soon to be CB ! There's four of these !


    The bottom sirloin roast for lunch meat, there's a half dozen of these as well !

    I used 1 tbs of Tender Quick & 1 1/2-2 tsp brown sugar per pound of meat !

    So using Bears formula with the thickest part of each of these at 2 1/2" , I need to cure these a minimum of a week... But adding a few extra days as suggested to round 10 days.... I'll be actually letting these cure for 13 total !



    The future CB & Lunch Meat.....

    Now my least favorite game..... Hurry up & wait ! :biggrin:

    Thanks for lookin all & updates as we go !
     
  2. c farmer

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

    I am in.

    I have been researching lunch meat.
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam, I've been wanting to do this stuff for a while now ! Just decided to get er done ! :biggrin:
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should be tasty! Are you going to hot smoke the CB? I'd assume you are since you're following BC's step by step.
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, that's the plan Case ! Trying to learn on this whole curing thing ! Been curing jerky for 20+ yrs, but within the last year or so.... Want to learn more on stuff like CB & lunch meat ! So figured I'd give er a go ! :biggrin:
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good for you! I'd recommend trying some cold Smokin of your CB next batch. I'd ditch the TQ too and switch to cure #1. Just my personal preference. Before smoke any of the stuff you have going right now do a fry test and soak if needed. TQ cured meats can be a bit salty.
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Case, I'm always willing to try somethin new for sure.... Thumbs Up
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Good, Justin!![​IMG]

    Great start.[​IMG]

    Like Case said, do a salt-fry test to be sure---I always do one, however I haven't had anything that needed soaking to remove salt flavor in 5 years of using TQ.

    The only time I ever had to soak anything to remove salt flavor was the one time I used Hi Mountain cure & seasoning, and that wasn't TQ.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks a bunch Bear & yep... I'll for sure do the salt-fry test ! Thumbs Up
     
  10. It's gunna be good  I did my first and it turned out great, I'll stay tuned

    Gary
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all,

    Update : 13 days in cure & ready to take out, do test fry & season up !

    Seasoned both the CB & lunch meat with SPOG & a little extra pepper on a few for me as the fam doesn't like spicy ! Also threw in some whole mustard seeds for S&G's on a few to see how they taste....


    The CB !


    The lunch meat !

    These all are in the fridge for the night & will be firing up the TBS in the morning ! :yahoo:

    Updates to come....

    Thanks for lookin all !
     
  12. c farmer

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

    Looks great.

    I will be watching.
     
  13. Me Too  I'm in

    Gary
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam & again I appreciate the reassurance earlier on the CB !
     
  15. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!
     
  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Gary, thanks.... Ya order your grinder yet ?
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks b-one, sure appreciate it !
     
  18. Me Too  I'm in

    Gary
    Probably be next week I was still looking, but pretty well made up my mind

    Gary
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mind me askin which one your choosing ?
     
  20. P
    Probably go with the Kitchener at Northern Tool  and use the $20 off code I used on the stuffer. Good reviews, great price. I won't be a heavy duty user so it should be just fine.

    Gary
     

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