Overnighter honey and maple cured side bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by t-bone tim, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey gang , had some bacon curing in Hi Mountain Buckboard cure , one 11 lb done with the cure and a small bottle of pure maple syrup and a 9 pounder done with same cure and a small bottle of pure honey .
    I cured the bellies for 7 days and this afternoon put them in front of a fan to dry and form the pellicle for the smoke to adhere to.
    It is raining here today , so I set-up a tarp over my MES and cold smoke box and gonna try for at least 20 hrs of hickory and sugar maple smoke .I have some cold refreshments and a few tunes ( Thoroughgood , Fleetwood Mac and the Boss as well as some ACDC ) to keep me going .
    Here’s a couple pics at the start …. More to follow of the finished products in a day or 2
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  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tim, if you didn't live so far away, I'd be right over to help ya watch it. lol

    Looks awesome so far!
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks and sounds great can't wait for more Qview
     
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like the rig ya got setup to handle the elements! Bacon looks really good hanging on those racks. Awaiting (with the others) for more qvue!
     
  5. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well , still chugging along into hour 22 of this smoke , rain has stopped and the sun is out [​IMG] .
    All has been goin great , avg temp in the cold smoke box has been about 85 * , and managed to get about 5 hrs sleep on and off thru the night .Still have lots O refreshments and more time , so I may see if I can break my personal record of 26 hrs [​IMG] ... finished pics later , smoke on my friends !!
     
  6. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You go T-Bone!! Cant wait for more pics
     
  7. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks good enough to try a slice now. Man I gotta try the bellies one day soon.
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh... that is dedication! Last <first> belly I did I broke it up over a couple days... don't know if quality suffered for that, but it was better than anything I have ever bought.
     
  9. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    man, looks like you are going to be in for some excellent breakfast vittles.
    the coyotes are startin to leave their dens around these parts.(slowly) at least a 30# male was cruising around my shack day before yesterday morning. I could not leave that outside for any length of time unattended.
    I will talk to that ole boy later on though.
     
  10. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well , I finished up after a 28 hour session , end results are some extremely smokey bacon , with a subtle sweet taste from the honey cured and a little nicer sweet flavor from the maple cured ( my fav ) , everything went well .

    I brought out the slicer and went to work slicing and packaging the bacon after letting it hang in the fridge for 2 days to firm up , the first pic is of the bacon hanging in the fridge , then chunked up to slice and then vac packed , sorry the pics are a little blurry .

    If you still have not tried making homemade bacon , you are missing out on some fine stuff .... gotta give it a try ! ... everytime I make it , I wonder why I let myself run out [​IMG] .
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  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ditto here... fine looking belly there T-Bone! [​IMG]
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks excellent T-Bone! [​IMG]
     
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All you need now are the eggs. Great job.[​IMG]
     
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome [​IMG] Something i really need to try
     
  15. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks real good Tim-pretty site it hanging -and U let yourself run out??
     

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