I thought moving out of the big city was going to be the end of making bacon.
None of the big grocery stores (Winn Dixie and Walmart) were able to order for me.
A small store,Twin Lakes, said no problem. Had to order a case. Two bellies 32 pounds. 2.99 per pound.
These bellies look fabulous!!
A little higher than my friend uncle Ho in Atlanta but I am a happy guy!!
Got a couple food grade buckets at the local bakery and I am ready to rock.
Doing the basic Pops brine.
2 gallons water
1 cup salt
4 cups turbinado sugar
2 tablespoons pink salt
A huge dash of garlic powder
I big shake out of the CBP
Cut it into 3 slabs and into the brine and off to the 39 degree fridge in the barn.
Put a gallon bag of water on top before the lid to hold them under.
About 2 inches thick!
You will see this again in about 10 days..