Who says you can't smoke during a blizzard....was wrong!!! Back Bacon a la BearCarver

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by sbishop, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Snow started around 9am here and now have over 20"....lots of wind too....so perfect condition to smoke some back bacon. HA

    Method used from bearcarver but with a few small changes.

    1TBS of Homemade Morton substitute (see below), 1TBS of brown sugar per pound of meat

    1/4 cup of maple syrup per bag

    cure length is 1 day per 1/2" of meat....plus 2 days for good measure (ex: 2" thick piece of loin would be 4 days plus 2 = 6 days minimum)

    in the smoker for 1 hour at 150f

    add smoke and bump to 200f until 140f internal.

    More pics to follow! even had snow in the smoker!!

    **Morton homemade substitute

    1 pound pickling salt
    8 ounces granulated sugar
    2.4 ounces Cure #1



  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good so far I did Bacon on Sun to avoid the storm.
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Good so far, Sbishop!![​IMG]

    I can't comment on your cure mix, as I never calculated that. I just use TQ.

    I take my CB to >145°. Then it's done & you don't have to cook it twice-----Just warm it up (like I do) before eating, or eat it cold.

    Be back for final pics!!

  4. I pull at 140 because it usually climbs a few more degrees afterwards...but I always heat mine up in the frying pan...

    I might just leave a piece in there longer for cold sandwhiches....one piece I double the maple syrop...see if that makes a difference!
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Let me know on the Maple Syrup.

    I tried it a few times with Belly Bacon & didn't get much Maple flavor.

    I decided it was a waste of good Maple Syrup---Expensive too!!![​IMG]

    Been thinking of trying Maple Extract or Maple Sugar.

  6. this is probably my 20th batch with maple syrup.... 1/4" cup you can really see the difference

    but I did try it with belly...no go...not sure why...maybe the fat?
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmmm---Interesting---I never tried it on CB.

    Thanks for that info!!

  8. Nice,     I better go check my outside temp   Oh  ---  71 º  Sorry couldn't resist 

  9. well this morning my temp had a 1 in it too....at -11F

    HAHA good one Gary
  10. Wow !  that's cold

  11. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You are my hero! After clearing the driveway, the steps, and half my neighborhood, I just don't have the energy to clear off the deck. Tomorrow will be another day.
  12. 2 out of 6 complete

    2 out of 6 complete!

    let cool down and wrap in plastic wrap for a few days!
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
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  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup!!!  Looks Great !![​IMG]

    Nice Job!![​IMG]------------------[​IMG]

    Be Back for the slices pics!!


  14. give me 24-48hrs!!!
  15. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    74 degrees here...

    Harbor looks fine!


    Would that be considered a cloud?


    Capt. Cook monument looks nice as well...


    Wapio valley...


    Life's a beach!!! Live it up...

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  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Totally Beautiful, Rarebit !!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Now go back to your little grass hut !!![​IMG]

  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You Bet !!!

    We can wait !!   That's what the Popcorn is for!!

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
  18. I'm out of popcorn, got to get some more I guess, This waiting is tough

  19. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Looking great, can't wait for the sliced pics.
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't say I never help you guys out!!!



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