How long is buckboard good for in the fridge after it has been smoked to under 152F? And over 152F?
How long is buckboard bacon good for?
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I've kept it in the fridge for about 2 weeks. I do all mine to above 140° making it fully cooked to kill trich. Any more time the meat will start getting slimy or develop a salt mold both of which will wash off, but will end up permeating into the meat and spoiling it. I cut the butts in half lengthwise prior to pickling them to make them more like regular bacon slices so they're smaller, and likewise I don't have to keep as much unthawed either.
It's just the wife and myself now so we freeze it all up and just pull it out a piece at a time.