Bourbon Bacon?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by smokeamotive, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Has anyone ever made bacon with Bourbon? Sounds good but I don'y know if the bourbon would have an adverse effect on the cured meat. Whatca think?
  2. smokinal

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

    Give it a try!

    Personally I'd rather just drink the Bourbon!
  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I did beef in  a whiskey cure it was wicked

    give it a try it will be interesting.
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    What an awesome idea!!!

    What about red wine, if someone is afraid of the bourbon flavor?

    You may want to try it on some BBB to save a few bucks, unless you have a belly waiting to be tested???

  5. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I have done the opposite and made bacon infused bourbon. It didn't last long. I can see where the oak flavor and tannins from the bourbon might flavor the bacon but it will be subtle if barely existent after smoking. At least that is my guess. Give it a try.
  6. nubyte

    nubyte Fire Starter

    Bourbon bacon sounds fantastic, but i would wonder what effect it would have on the curing process, if any?  Anybody know if marinating a slab of meat after it has been cured has a negative effect on the curing process?  If it doesn't this sounds simple enough, cure it for the standard 10 days, followed by a day or two in your finest bourbon.  this sounds like something i will try next time i make bacon, which at the rate we're eating it, wont be long!
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Could you just cure the bacon in the Bourbon ?
  8. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    This is exactly what I'm trying to figure out.
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh great----Mix those two huge addictions!!!

    Do they even have such a thing------>>  "A & B-A" (Alcohol & Bacon Anonymous)???

  10. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Those are for quitters. [​IMG]
  11. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    according to this article, the bourbon should help preserve the meat :

    2.4. Combination Curing

    Some current recipes for curing have vinegar, citrus juice, or alcohol as ingredients for flavor. Addition of these chemicals in sufficient quantities can contribute to the preservation of the food being cured.

    Then shop at Todd's place and get some bourbon barrel dust to smoke it with

    Man I might have to try this myself.
  12. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the reference there Slownlow I was wondering if I was going to get a real answer on this. Going to give it a try next time I make some bacon.
  13. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Your funny Bear !!!
  14. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    no problem and good luck.
  15. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    I'll be the guinea pig just ship it to me....
  16. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    I put a little Jack Daniels in my brine BBQ sauce.  YUMMMMMM  was very tasty

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