rolled a fatty and smoked it, started making bacon and then took a nap!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jjwdiver, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. My gosh...20 years ago that would have been a completely different meaning than it does today.  Started out with 2 Boston Butts that I had brought to the island from the last time I was back visiting family in MN. They thawed and I decided to slice them up to try my hand at bacon.  Having received a sampling of cure and instructions from Todd...I went for it.  Didn't take any pics because I figured if it was a flop then who would know...but then decided to do a couple.  Here is a link to Todd's recipe:

    Nothing from in-process, but here is the result of the fatty as I mentioned in the title.  JD sausage with some cut up turkey slices, sweet roasted peppers, motz cheese, some stubbs sauce and a smattering of "Island Peppers" on the outside. Smoked with some pieces left over from the butt cutting.


    As for the butt chunks., once I removed the bone and got 2 slabs for bacon, I trimmed off some chunks that were falling away and decided to throw them in a foil pan and onto the grill they went along with the fatty next to it.  The chunks got a good dose of Jeff's rub.  All were smoked with an AMNPS with apple pellets on the Weber Kettle.  Beautiful bark and pulled very easily and very moist!


    The butt slabs are in the fridge for their 10 day cure - each in their own bag (4 of them).  I'll update this thread once cure time is over and I'me ready to smoke them.  Should be interesting in the kettle!


    Thanks for looking!

  2. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Love your subject line - and yes, a few years ago that would be something WAY different.  

    That Fatty looks great [​IMG].  Good job.

  3. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Don't Bogart that fatty, man.......

    Looks great, and yes, the subject line did get my attention.  I still (somewhat) remember the '70'.........

    Somewhat, not due to age.  For some reason parts of that decade are a bit reflection.......
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  4. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  5. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    :th_Slab_of_meat: looks great
  6. smokinal

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

    Looks delicious John!
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I been Jonesin' for a Fatty!...JJ
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    No Ocean Views!!!

  9. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Josh, beautiful work there!  Nice color and texture.  Keep it up!
  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job John

    Looking forward to the finish [​IMG]
  11. Todd, since we hopped to the small island and took real jobs, our living quarters got downsized and further from the water. That are 2 just for you! Sunset the other day, then a pic of a big cat that stopped by work to say hi and see the new location:


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