First Buckboard Bacon attempt w/Qview

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by polishmeat, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. polishmeat

    polishmeat Meat Mopper

    Doing my first buckboard bacon on the GOSM today. Started off with about a 6lb butt, which I deboned, and split into about 2.5 lb pieces. Trimmed some of the fat off.

    I cured it for 6 days, using 1TB TQ, 1TB Brown Sugar, and 1/2 TB fresh ground black pepper per pound on the bigger piece, and omitted the brown sugar on the small one, to see what I like better. I turned the meat about every day in the fridge.

    Took them out today, soaked them in water for about 3 hours, and let dry. I netted the bigger piece, and hung the other on a "utensil holder", that cost me 84 cents, which doubles great as a bacon hanger [​IMG]

    On a sadder note - the Polish president, his wife, along with a delegation, and a bunch of other people died in a plane crash in Russia. The sad irony was, that they were going to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, where 20,000 Polish army officers were slaughtered by the Soviet secrete police. Even worse, some of the passengers were relatives of those Katyn victims. I was born there, and came over in 1989, but still can't help but to feel sad for the old country. Anyway, on with the Bacon!

    I'm using a mix of cherry and apple, smoking at 200. Will post follow up pics:

    The smaller piece, starting to sweat after applying the rub:

    The larger one:

    Into the fridge they go:

    After the soak, drying period, and netting:

    Into the smoker they go:

    Here's a couple of hours into the smoke:

    Out of the smoker, looking and smelling beautiful:

    I was very happy with the results, being my first time doing BBB and all. It tasted delicious - I was worried that the salt might be too much, but it was on the money. I didn't have sliced pics of the netted once, because I brought it over to my parents. Definitely doing this again. Thx for watching.

  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start I'll be looking forward to the finished Qview!!
  3. tjohnson

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

    Great Job Polishmeat!!!

    Turned my Brother onto BBB and now he's a believer.

  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good. [​IMG] Keep the qview coming.
  5. polishmeat

    polishmeat Meat Mopper

    Final Pics are Posted above. Had to bump, since editing the initial post doesn't bring the post back up.
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Martin![​IMG]
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Outstanding BBB---------->>[​IMG]

    Thanks for showing,
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job Martin [​IMG]
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great martin...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  10. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Martin,,,,it will not be your last BBB,,,Good job.
  11. tjohnson

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

    Make up some BLT Sammies with BBB.......UM...UUMM...GOOD!

  12. marty catka

    marty catka Meat Mopper

    Great looking stuff Martin. Gives me the incentive to do some myself. Way to go. [​IMG]
  13. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    Nice looking bacon, great qview, thanks for taking the time to post.

  14. I am looking forward to my first BBB. Yours looks great.

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