Buckboard Bacon???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by inkjunkie, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Excuse my ignorance but what is it? Have been looking thru Bearcarvers "how to" list and have decided that Buckboard Bacon is going to be the next thing I try....
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    BBB is cured & smoked Pork Butt.

    It's done similar to Belly Bacon, but it actually has more flavor. IMO

    Bear
     
  3. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Next question, can any cut of meat be substituted for the Pork Shoulder?
     
  4. Yes and no. You want to have some fat so that is the no. You can cure and smoke any but it is rally not bacon as you know it. Like a loin would be Canadian bacon.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not Really.

    Pork Loin would be Canadian Bacon.

    Pork Belly would be Belly Bacon.

    Pork Jowls would be Jowl Bacon.

    Pork Ribs would be Bacon-On-A-Stick.

    Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt would be Buckboard Bacon.

    Bear
     
  6. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Thanks....your answer leads to my next question, Boston Butt the same as a regular Butt??
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL:

    You got Fat Butts, Good looking butts, sagging butts, etc, etc.

    However in Hogs, I would have to say IMO a Boston Butt is a fancy name for a Pork Butt, and they are the best part of the Shoulder.

    I could be wrong on that, because I never really cared----I just get the "Boston Butt".

    Bear
     
  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Completely forgot Stinky Butt....
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's another story I found for you:

    The most simple way to look at it is that the whole shoulder is made up of two separate cuts, the butt and the picnic. The picnic is the portion closest to the knee where the butt is the portion closest to the spine of the animal, ie. furthest from the knee. Normally a Boston butt will be rectangular in shape. The picnic tends to look like a cone, with one side being larger and a smaller side having the look of an actual leg, bone and all. The Boston butt can be sold with the bone still in or boneless. 

    Bear
     
  10. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Next trip to town I will be swinging by Cash & Carry, they have boneless butts for 1.59 a pound right now. Buckboard Bacon....and Pulled Pork I suppose, have some questions about that but that is for another time...
     
  11. That is a good price. It also makes good sausage. 

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  12. I like to cut the money muscle (aka Coppa) from the Butt and use the rest for sausage. I'll use the Coppa for pulled pork, a pork roast, or curing as Buckboard Bacon.
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    $1.59??????

    Holy $%^&*------Never under $2.19 around here!!!

    That's why my BBB Step by Steps are so old!!!

    Bear
     
  14. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    So what else can I make with a butt? Beyond ribs and bacon neither one of us is much of a fan of pork. In my case it is because growing up when ever my mom cooked pork it was beyond dry. Hoping that my opinion changes with me smoking it. I Have had some pulled pork in the past that I liked.
     
  15. Pulled pork is always good

    gary
     
  16. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cure it to make ham.


     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  17. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Smoked char siu:


    Hawaiian style smoked meat:

     
  18. That looks good !!

    Gary
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Other than BBB or Butt Ham, you can make Pulled Pork.

    Here is a Step by Step on that:

    Pulled Boston Pork Butt         

    However that Hawaiian stuff (above) has to be Awesome!!

    Bear
     
  20. You can also dice it up and make a smoked stir-fry.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     

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