Canadian Bacon with Quick Cure

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cheesehead, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. cheesehead

    cheesehead Fire Starter

    My question is how long can you keep a Quick Cure rub on pork loin before smoking?

    I have a rub on 2 small loins that are vacuume sealed. I put them in the fridge a week ago today. I wont be able to smoke them until either tomorrow or probably Thursday. Will they be ok if I wait that long? I plan to soak them like I have seen on the forum for makin CB.

    Jeff
     
  2. roadrunr

    roadrunr Meat Mopper

    If you use the right amount of cure it's not a problem. I assume you mean tenderquick? If thats the case then worse scenario is the pork would be salty. Just make sure you rinse well, and test fry a piece. If its still to salty soak for an hour changing water once at half hour mark. Repeat...

    Good Luck ;)
     
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Funny, I answered just like you. Don't know what happened to the post, but we got ya covered.
     
  4. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It isn't going to hurt for your loin to sit in the fridge for 24 hours after you rinse it. I would probably let it soak in water overnight and then pull it out, rinse and wrap it up until your ready to smoke it. It may even enhance the flavor. The sugar cure calls for a rest period for cured hams to equilibriate the meat. You'll be ok.
    I'm gonna throw this at ya.... 2 small loins vacuum sealed in TQ for 7 days sounds salty to me. I'd for sure do the fry test to make sure.
     
  5. cheesehead

    cheesehead Fire Starter

    LOL Yeah its tenderquick.....

    Thanks for the advice. I do plan on soaking and then setting in fridge for pectin....I can let it sit in the fridge open on a rack for 24 hours? That helps the situation.

    These damn things called jobs keep messing up my schedule.

    Jeff
     
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do 8 hours minimum and 24 shouldn't be a problem. let us know how they come out
     

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