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Belly Bacon

ZingerZinger Posts: 86
edited 5:08PM in EggHead Forum
After seeing several posts regarding bacon I figured it was well worth giving it a try.

I bought a 5 lb slab of pork belly, And cured it with Hi Mountain's BBB Cure.

Have to say I am so happy that I did :) . This Was Good! Will definately be doing again.

Here is the belly after a 7 day cure in a Food Saver bag. It dried on a rack over night uncovered in the fridge before smoking it the next day.

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Put plenty of apple wood chips on the lump. Put belly on, meat side down, and let guru bring temp up to 180.

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Cooked to 150 in the thickest part of the meat.

This is how it turned out.

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Chilled over night and cut in to quarters for easier sliceing.

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Big thanks to Third eye, Strip Steak, Nova Bill, And Jeffersonian. for the inspiration.

Mike.

Comments

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    You, my friend, have added to my inspiration!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
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  • ZingerZinger Posts: 86
    You should give it a try, if you haven't already. It's very good.

    It cooked quicker than I wanted, but still can't complain about how the finished result was. :)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I am going to now. Thanks.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Nice Mike looks very eatable Mike

    Ross
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Hey Zinger,

    Lookin' awesome!
  • I've tried the tenderloin and loin buckboard bacon and your's looks great. I've got to try that too!
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Excellent, Zinger, I'd be thrilled with that result if I were you. Just wait until you and yours fry some of that up.
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