Pork Belly

Discussion in 'Pork' started by oloren, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. oloren

    oloren Newbie


    Need some help!  I could geto the bacon to cure right, the bacon did not firm up . But the bacon did not smell bad and i smoke dand tasted fine. i used Morton tender quick anyone might why the pork belly did not firm up.
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How many days did you cure it?
  3. oloren

    oloren Newbie

    7 days
  4. smokinal

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

  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What was the amount of TenderQuick that you used?  and at what temperature did you store it while curing? Just trying to narrow it down. :)

    The bacon doesn't have to be real firm when finished...
  6. oloren

    oloren Newbie

    I do not know the temp of frige was i did turn down the  so it would colder  1 table spoon per pound
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did ya flip it every day or at least every other day? How was the color?

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