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Question for buckboard bacon experts

ViennaJackViennaJack Posts: 357
edited 3:50PM in EggHead Forum
Dumb questions, but I would like to send some to my son on the other side of the continent when it's ready.

Does the Hi Mountain method of curing/smoking really preserve the meat, or is refrigeration still required after it is cured and smoked?

In other words, after curing and smoking, could some amount be sealed up in a Foodsaver bag and shipped without refrigeration?



  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,163
    Good question. Depending on how far and what time of year, I would freeze the foodsaver and ship no more tha 2 days away. I have used dry ice for a 2 day shipment of BBQ food. Never would try it in the summer.

    Stike, you still up?

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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Sorry, buckboarding is for the most part a flavor cure, and the end product requires refrigeration.

    Although not as perishable as something like seafood, I would think packaging like Richard mentioned would work, but I would change the shipping to FedEx overnight.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • Thanks guys - I had a feeling this was the case.
  • Like the guys say, not a safe thing to do on reg. shipping method. Also you have to consider when shipping all items go in the belly of the plain and the heat really builds up down there. Dry ice 2 day shipping the most.
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