1 st Canadian Bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by travcoman45, May 11, 2008.

  1. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well yall, started my first canandian Bacon today. Brinin it in the followin:

    1 5 pound pork loin trimmed
    2 tsp onion powder
    2 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 Tbs Jalapeno Powder
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    2 C Morton Tender Quick
    2 Gal water

    Here's a shot of the pork loin gettin ready ta go in the brine.



    Will brine fer 6 days, then rinse and go on the smoker. Will post Q-View as things progress.
     
  2. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    heck yes!!!

    I cant wait to see the results! Take notes, I wanna know how!!!!
     
  3. This won't be your last one.I started smoking Canadian bacon with cowgirl's recipe about 3 or 4 months ago and have never run out yet.When I start getting low I start getting another loin curing.
    My wife and I eat it every morning,great stuff.[​IMG]
    Looking forward to more of your Q-view.
     
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree Tip, it won't be your last-as we type I have a few #s of belly in the smoker-have plenty of canadian still in the freezer-member to rince well and soak if nec.slice a hunk off and fry to taste.good luck.
     
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thks for putting up the brine, i been seeing some pretty nice canadian bacon latley and it is already on the list. keep us posted on how it goes which i pretty sure you had already planned
     
  6. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    yep, cant wait... have to have you get me started one of these days... looks good so far
     
  7. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck with the CB! I have a big loin in the fridge that will be my first CB. Pi$$ed at myself for not getting off my butt to brine it in time for my upcoming smoke Tuesday night.
     
  8. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking forward to seeing the end result.
    Andy.
     
  9. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I only did the one so far and it is reall good. That reminds me to take another pack out of the freezer. Good Luck and good smokin...........
     
  10. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't pull our leg now.
     
  11. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  12. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pulled my canadian bacon outa the brine this mornin, hopin ta getter on early, sliced a piece off and way to salty, so, I'ma soakin it fer a bit ta pull somea that salt out, then onta the smoke! Will have q-view asin this develops!

    Taste is really good though!
     
  13. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had the same problem with being too salty
    Andy.
     
  14. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yea, they do need soaked for awhile. I also change the water every once in awhile.
    I need to make some more.....
     
  15. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here it is just before goin in the smoker.



    Bout half way thru the smoke, sun didn't hep that shot none!



    Here it is outa the smoker, bout 5 1/4 hours a smokin time ta get ta 160*



    Sliced and ready ta be packaged.

    This batch has very good taste, but it was still a bit salty even after a 2 1/2 hour soak. Will have ta adjust fer the next batch.
     
  16. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tip, those loafs of canadian bacon look great! Even though it's a bit salty, may be really good with some eggs!!!
     
  17. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    good lookin can. bacon tip. looks like ju got a nice cure on it. grt job
     
  18. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang good looking lean bacon Tip-ain't used tender quick-just my buckboard cure for all my bacon and after a soak I never have the salt prolem-great job!
     
  19. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Trav, that bacon looks great.
    Andy.
     
  20. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang good lookin vittles, dang good lookin vittles indeed. Tip, your cure looks like it went right to the center and the bacon looks great. NICE JOB
     

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