BBB first timer question

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by poolecw, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. poolecw

    poolecw Newbie

    This is my first stab at buckboard bacon. I'm using a 7lb butt. I've applied a packet of the High mountain cure and have wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. It's been in the frig for four days now.

    My question is this.... Should I drain off the liquid that is accumulating in the wrap or just let it be?

    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Let it be...That's the curing brine that develops to help the Nitrite and salt get throughout the meat...JJ
  3. poolecw

    poolecw Newbie

    Thank you sir!
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep leave it in there. You should flip the bag over daily. Give it a little massage when you do.

    Are you going to hot smoke or cold smoke the BBB?
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If it's just wrapped in saran wrap, I would put it in a zip lock bag before flipping & massaging it.

  6. poolecw

    poolecw Newbie

    Yes, it is also in a Ziploc bag.

    I plan on following the instructions that came with cure, which is to hot smoke.

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