Bacon yeast smell help

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by hbabler, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. hbabler

    hbabler Newbie

    Hey guys, I am along time lurker and I need some wisdom. I purchased a case of bellies from restaurant depot about a month ago and began the bacon making process. I used Ruhlmans maple cure recipe, and due to some work issues my bacon stayed a little to long in the cure. I have about 20 lbs smoked that came out perfect however the last 15 is in the fridge forming the pellicle and I get a faint smell of yeast or beer when I open the door. The cure was kind of ropey when I pulled it out to rinse, I figure the issue is the relatively high sugar content. Can I save this bacon? I don't think the meat is spoiled but I am at a loss as what to do, rinse it? Dip it in water and vinegar? Toss it? Or something else? Thanks for the help!
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rinse it.... dry it to form the pellicle and smoke it.... You are right about the sugar.... yeast was growing in the bucket.....

  3. hbabler

    hbabler Newbie


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