First time Buckboard Bacon with with heavy Qview

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by rbranstner, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well I finally got around to making my first Buckboard Bacon this past weekend and it turned out great. I will be making this again for sure. I used three butts and cut them in half so I had six pieces to smoke. I kept four of them and my inlaws took the other two.

    The butts from the store.


    My ingredients.


    Bone removed and sliced in half.


    All seasoned up and ready for the 11 day wait.


    After their wait in the fridge.


    Ready for the smoker. One with cracked pepper and the other with maple syrup and honey.


    All done from the smoker and into the fridge for a days rest.


    One butt sliced.


    All ready for the freezer.


    Thanks for looking at my Bacon!
     
  2. freshmeat

    freshmeat Smoke Blower

    Rock On! [​IMG]Great looking bacon!

    Start some more, it doesn't last long! What were the details of your smoke...how long, what temp, what temp did you pull product, wood selection?
     
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I used Pork butts and removed the bone and cut in half for a better bacon size. I smoked them along with my ribs so I was using a mix of hickory chunks and apple chips. I cooked them at 225-250 for around 3.5-4 hours I think. Normally I keep a smoking log of all the details but I had company over and I forgot to write it down for the bacon.
     
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great and fairly simple - can you break down the spice mixtures for me - I have 2 sitting in the freezer right now
     
  6. freshmeat

    freshmeat Smoke Blower

    Thanks. I was curious at what temp you pulled the bacon, (from my link below on my first attempt) I found a variance from 140* to 150* while making my game plan, and looking for further input.
    Yours results look fantastic!

    I did the following here http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=85542:
    per pound
    1 tbl cure (TQ equivalent)
    1 tsp brown sugar
    1 tsp garlic
    1 tsp onion
    1 tsp CBP

    I am liking the idea of added garlic and crushed red peppers in rbranstner's.
     
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I used pretty much the same recipe as fresh meat mentioned above. Just mix that per pound of meat at you should be good to go. I pulled mine at around 145 or so and let them sit out to cool and then into the fridge for the night and sliced them the next day.
     
  8. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    That is some great looking bacon. So many things I got to try when I get home. Thanks for hte qview.

    Charlie
     
  9. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great job, RB - your BB looks better that most belly bacon.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tracey
     
  10. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeeet!
    [​IMG]
     
  11. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice looking BBB. Great color both on the whole slabs as well as the slices.
     
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for sharing the recipe - as soon as the TQ arrives this will be the first priority
     
  13. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    All I can say is; OUTSTANDING. I can almost smell it here. [​IMG]
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks outstanding----Ya gotta love it.[​IMG]
    My BBB was one of my favorites----Even better than the belly & the CB.

    Thanks for showing,
    Bearcarver
     
  15. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Removing the bone wasn't hard but I found that on one piece I must have but a bit deep because instead of one nice big slab of meat I had to slabs that were connected by fat so when I tried to slice them I didn't get one nice slab of bacon like in my sliced picture I ended up with to smaller pieces so I just saved them in a seperate package for putting on pizza or something. They looked like little canadian bacon pieces. I also saved all the little left over scraps and I will put them in beans or soup or something in the future. No sense throwing that goodness away.
     
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is some great looking BB...[​IMG]
     
  17. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice Bacon. I like the slice in half thickways. Made a nice slice.
    Well done.
     

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