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Buckboard Bacon Cure

Sooner EggSooner Egg Posts: 578
edited 4:37AM in EggHead Forum
I ordered some Hi Mountain seasoning to make my 1st attempt at BBB and I'm curious what the preference for wood is (hickory, cherry or apple)that experienced eggers have used.....also chips or chunks? I've read Thirdeye's site and saw no mention of what type of wood, chips or chunks

any and all suggestions are appreciated, also I thank you in advance


  • Apple chunks and lots of them. Mark
  • FrankCFrankC Posts: 414
    I used apple chunks, but also did a pork loin. Came out like canadian bacon. At breakfast on Sunday, my wife said, "we've got to get a good meat slicer"! So I guess it turned out pretty good.

  • I think I helped Davekatz get a slicer recently. LOL
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    I'm currently hoarding some sugar maple which I mix with apple. For a darker color I will switch to maple with cherry chips.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • I need a drool cup! :)
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I got the slicer and immediately made then cut up what was originally 8 lbs of loin bacon. Really helped with packaging and looked alot better than my knife work.
  • Sooner....All are good. Truly personal preference. I do favor the applewood here. :) I use the chips (cuz it's all I can get in FL), and usually add a second dose of wood when the meat gets to about 110* internal, for a second dose before pulling. :laugh: Like others have said, the loin turns out fantastic! Best canadian style bacon you'll ever eat! Have fun with it! :laugh: High Mountain makes some great products. ;)
  • It arrived yesterday - thank you very much!

    I've got 2 butts curing as we speak. Hope to smoke and slice them on Sunday. Oh course, there will be pics.

    Thanks again,

    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428


    When Buckboarding in an Egg, small splits or chips are really the best way to go. It's much easier to control the amounts of smoke, and you can change woods easily if you want. Contrary to most of our cooks, on a Buckboard cook, opening the cooker is not a bad thing as it lets out heat, helping to keep the pit temp lower. I add chips about every 30 minutes. And I hit it with cherry toward the end for a color bump.

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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