Smoker Was Asking For Canadian Bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by reinhard, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm out of everything!!! So I put two 6 pound boneless loins in Pop's Brine for 10 days and yesterday I got the smoker ready to give them some love.  I was asked to come back to work [part time] to help open a couple of stores in the meat department and then if I wanted also I could work for guy's who are vacation.  Well, why not. That did put me behind in the sausage and other items that my smoker has been asking me for [and my family].  So I took the loins out of the brine yesterday morning and got them dry some for a couple of hours on my counter.  Set the smoker for 250 and slid the two loins in there. I used a mix of Oak and Maple for smoke.  When the internal was 155 I pulled them and put a foil tent on them to let them cool off in the kitchen.  When they were cool I put them in the fridge and the next day sliced some for breakfast and put the rest in cryopacks to freeze for meals in the future.  Here are some pics from earlier and yesterday Reinhard










     
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  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice!!!
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That is a killer meal send it to me, I am willing to take the risk.

    Richie
     
  4. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    Nice looking loins  [​IMG]   I would bet the hungry ones are happy with you.  
     
  5. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guy's!!  I give all the credit to Pop's with his brine.  I'm more of a sausage head and I have learned a lot on this site about getting better with this smoking thing.  The Canadian bacon turn's out the same great way every time.  Thankfully the loins here are on sale enough so I can pick up a few at a time.  Got these for 1.99 lb.  Most of the time they are 2.99 lb. on sale.  Reinhard
     
  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great!

    Those loins were reliably $1.99 here for a long time, sometimes $1.79, but now I don't even see those long pieces in the meat cases. They offer the same piece, cut into shorter roasts, for something like $3.59 or $3.99.
     
  7. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya, a lot of times they sell the half cryo packs loins in that price range at regular price and whole boneless loins for a little less.  You will also see smaller pieces from the 2 to 4 pound range in packages they wrap for the meat case at that price or higher. Sale prices should be under 3 bucks a pound.  At least here in Minnesota.  Reinhard
     
  8. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep it was nice to get the long piece then cut it into shorter roasts which I could freeze and use up one at  time, or maybe cut off a bunch of nice inch-thick chops to play around with. Those are a fun quick smoke.
     
  9. c farmer

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

    We just had loins on sale here for 1.99/lb.

    Seems to be every couple weeks they are on sale.

    Whole loins.
     
  10. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man O Man
    Those are some beautiful looking pieces of Canadian Bacon. Well done
    Gary
     
  11. Looks really good! I have to try that myself. We love Canadian Bacon, and I never thought of making it myself.

    Thanks for the idea

    Scott 
     
  12. Nice looking CB. I need to get some going. I am about out.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking CB Reinhard!! Like your breakfast too!
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome ! Thumbs Up
     
  16. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great, Reinhard!  Home-cured and home-smoked Canadian Bacon with a couple of fried eggs is heaven for breakfast.  Yours looks nice and juicy too.  Great job!

    Clarissa
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job Reinhard!!![​IMG]

    Looks Great next to the eggs!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  18. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone!!! Like I said before, I credit Pop's for his outstanding brine and this site for the many contributors who I look for ideas to make me a better friend to my smoker.  I've said many times that I'm more of a sausagehead and have been for over 40 years now.  Grilling is something I have done for many years as well.  However there is a difference between putting stuff in the smoker and the Art of smoking.  This is the site to learn that art from.  I'm beginning to love smoking now as much as making sausage.  They are both addicting and that's an addiction I believe once stricken with, will be something that will be with me till I meet the good Lord.  Reinhard
     

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