Mega Buck Board Bacon Smoke, Kicked the AMNPS Into Overdrive!!! with Q-View

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by teeznuts, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    With Christmas quickly approaching I decided it was time to Make a whole lotta BBB. It went over so well at Thanksgiving that I decided to package it and give it out to the relatives. This would be my biggest bucky smoke to date as well as my most challenging. I started with 2 packages of butts totaling just over 34 lbs.

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    After 10 days in the cure which consisted of 1 tbsp per pound of Morton's Sugar Cure plus some brown sugar for kicks, It was time for rinsing and soaking. After the rinse and soak process I divided the slabs into 2 batches. Since I don't have a smoke house I had to smoke in 2 rounds due to limited room in the MES.

     Batch 1 got a light rub of maple syrup and was laid out on pans in front of a large fan to start the pellicle. Batch 2 went back in the fridge. After batch 1 got a tacky surface it went in the MES for a 12 hour cold smoke with the mighty AMNPS. I used a mix of apple and cherry. The temps in the smoker averaged 78 degrees.

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    After 12 hours of smoke they were ready for a rest.[​IMG]
     
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   you are going to make some nice[​IMG]  giving that out at Christmas.

    Can I be put on your Christmas list as well........[​IMG]
     
  3. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    The 2nd batch went on around 1:30 am and came off a little after 2pm.

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    These pieces went into the fridge and the following day would be a major slicing effort.

    When it came time to slice I brought out my old school slicer and went to town.

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    UNTIL IT DIED ON ME [​IMG]

    So I rushed out and grabbed a Chef's Choice at Sears. I didn't have many options as most stores only had slicers available online or through their catalog. I was 1/3 of the way into my BBB and couldn't wait for an order to come in.

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    It made do in a pinch but I eneded up returning it the next day and found a Waring Pro at another store that I like better.

    The final outcome was 26 1/2 lbs of BBB. I think I have baconitis now. This is about double the yield of any of my past bucky smokes.

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    Some Bear views

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    Thanks for looking. Sorry for splitting the thread but I was having posting issues and I'm not too tech savvy.
     
  4. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Have you been naughty or nice ?
     
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Great looking bacon, real nice color!
     
  6. tjohnson

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

    WOW!

    Great Job Teez

    How'd you like the Apple and Cherry Pellets?

    TJ
     
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Awesome!!

      Craig
     
  8. Beautiful looking bacon!

    With that much bacon in front of me it would be VERY difficult not to throw a skillet full on every burner plus fire up the griddle!

    Lucky people on your Christmas list[​IMG]
     
  9. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice lookin bucky..............
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Teez, morning...... I can see why the BBB went over so well.... Sure looks good......  Dave
     
  11. Wow Fantastic looking Buckboard Bacon...[​IMG]  What a excellent gift idea...i bet everyone will be pleased. Thanks for sharing the Q-Views!!!
     
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very nice, I love the balance between Fat and Lean...JJ
     
  13. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Thanks everyone!
    They are the perfect combo for BBB in my opinion.


    I love the pieces that have the fat. They taste more like bacon and less like ham. Not that hammy is a bad thing but the baconey flavor is what I'm after.
     
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , Teeze. Now I gotta try some, that looks good. Since Santa got me an AMNPS , I'll be doind a lot of  cold smokes. I already have Bellies on the list and then Cheeses.

    Good job and looks great...

    Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

    Stan     aka     Oldschool...
     
  15. Nice marbling and great color.  I can smell it from here...[​IMG]
     
  16. bobbygee

    bobbygee Smoke Blower

    That looks beyond awsome!!!

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  17. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow it looks yummy
     
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now thats some great looking bacon there.
     

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