First Bacon...Ever! With Qview

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by bakerboy7, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    A new Oriental Marked recently opened about five minutes from us.  I was pleased to discover that they have a fresh meat section and they said that they would be more than happy to sell me as many fresh bellies as my arteries can handle.

    I picked up 7 pounds, skin off for $2.99 a pound.  Not too shabby.

    I thought this a good time to to try some buckboard, as well.  I removed the bone from the butt and cut in half.  Ended up with 7 pounds.

    Cured both with 1 Tablespoon of TQ and one Tablespoon of brown sugar per pound of meat.

    Out of the cure and rinsed after 10 days.

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    The fry test went so well, they almost didn't make it to the smoker.  I ended up soaking them for 2 hours, draining the water twice.

    A day and a half in the fridge to rest and into the BSKD with a full load of hickory in the AMNS.

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    Out of the smoker

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    Rested a couple of hours and into the freezer for the night.  Got out the Fisher Price slicer after church today...

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    Into the pan

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    Yum!

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    The is the best bacon that we have ever had!  The missus loves the buckboard as the leanness picks up more of the sweetness of the brown sugar.  It was extremely easy to make and I recommend it to everyone.  This isn't gonna last long. I've already pulled another butt to the fridge to thaw and made a call to my Oriental friends for the next round.

    I kept it really simple this time.  In the future, I will experiment with different flavorings. Maybe some onion and garlic ala Bearcarver or some CBP.

    Thanks for looking.  This project went without a hitch and would not have done so had it not been for this forum.  Your experience and expertise is invaluable.

    Chris
     
  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Great looking bacon.. looks real tasty. nice job[​IMG]
     
  3. Now that's a good lookin' load of bacon right there!  Man, makes me want to run down and get another bag of mine out of the freezer - but alas, we are having a baconless dinner tonight (I know, it's criminal)!
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some fine looking bacon.  Like your wife, I think I actually like buckboard better than bellies.[​IMG]
     
  5. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Looks excellent! :drool


    So, essentially it's a pork shoulder, cut in half, cured, smoked, cut and eaten? The same can be done with a smaller pork shoulder as well, correct (ie 3-4lbs)?
     
  6. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    That's it.  I cold smoked mine, so it has to be cooked like regular bacon.  Some prefer to hot smoke their BBB.  That's on my list of things to do.
     
  7. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    [quote name="bakerboy7" url="/forum/thread/104620/first-bacon-ever-with-qview#post_608976"]



    That's it.  I cold smoked mine, so it has to be cooked like regular bacon.  Some prefer to hot smoke their BBB.  That's on my list of things to do.
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    Thanks! I'll buy a slightly bigger shoulder next time, and cut it in half so I can try my hand at BBB. :yahoo:
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great----You're hooked pretty good now!!!!

    I like BBB flavor more than Belly Bacon too, but we like the Belly Bacon more in a BLT.

    The BBB is so lean, if you don't have razor blades for teeth, you take a bite, and the whole piece wants to come out of the sammy.

    Thanks for showing, Chris,

    Bear
     
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looks good!

      Craig
     
  10. Nice Job !! Looks Great !!

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    "Bacon is good for us" [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011
  11. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    Thanks guys!  Yes, bacon IS good for us!

    Now that I'm 40, I don't know if I should tell my doctor about my new hobby. 
     
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking great for sure. I love BBB  
     
  13. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  You did a great job on the bacon!  As for the doctor...give him/her some bacon to sample.  I'll bet Doctor will be more sympathetic to your cause.
     
  14. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice job!
     
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! I bet your hooked for shure now.
     
  16. smokinal

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

    Nice looking bacon. Everything tastes better with bacon.
     
  17. lexoutlaw

    lexoutlaw Smoke Blower

    im in process of doing bacon for the first time as well....ill be going with a cold smoke as well. today is day 3 of the curing process....

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  18. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    That's awesome, Lex. Thanks for lookin' and don't forget to post your progress along with Qview.

    [quote name="Lexoutlaw" url="/forum/thread/104620/first-bacon-ever-with-qview#post_609223"]
    im in process of doing bacon for the first time as well....ill be going with a cold smoke as well. today is day 3 of the curing process....



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  19. graniteman

    graniteman Smoke Blower

    GREAT LOOKING BACON,  NOW YOU GOT ME PUMPED UP TO TRY IT SOON.  HOPE IT GOES AS WELL
     
  20. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I SMELL BACON!!!!!!

     Looks great.
     

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