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First try at buckboard candy, I mean bacon.

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I'm lovin' my MES, so I'm finally gettin' to cook up some good stuff!

 

I gave BBB a go yesterday. Thanks to ChefRob and  Bear for their contributions!

 

I tried my best to follow instructions...lol

 

I used TQ (as directed on the bag), garlic and pepper, and some raw sugar.

 

I rubbed it down and left it in the fridge for 7 days. I soaked it in ice water for an hour after removing it from the fridge. 

 

I put 'em in the smoker and kept the temp around 120 for the first couple hours then bumped it up later cuz it was getting late.  Total smoke time was 5 1/2 hours. I only used a few chips of hickory.

 

Pulled 'em out at 140 degrees, I wanted to wait till 160 but it was getting late.

 

I let them cool, then wrapped them and put them in the fridge. At lunch today, I couldn't wait any longer so I cut some off and fried it up. Not bad!! Especially for my first time. 

 

Saltiness is good, flavor is good, smokiness is good. 

 

I typed this all up and then my browser crashed when attaching pics... arrgh!

 

 

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How does the color look? 

 

 

 

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post #4 of 18

Colors look fine to me!

post #5 of 18

Gersus, Thanks, Now I have to find more butt on sale and make bacon. That makes me hungry !!! 

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post #6 of 18

Looks Great!!

post #7 of 18
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Thanks guys! We cooked up some last night and it seemed even better than at lunch! Definitely a hit at my house.

 

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post #8 of 18

Very Nice !!!!

 

The color on post #2 and post #7 is perfect !

 

The color in post #3 is too blood red-------Must be the camera & lighting.

 

I'm betting you'll be making more real soon!!!!

 

 

Thanks for showing,

Bear

post #9 of 18

Looks great!   drool.gif

post #10 of 18

That looks awesome.  What cut of meat did you use and what size?

post #11 of 18

MMMMM....if it looks like bacon, and taste like bacon......it's gotta be bacon!

post #12 of 18

BBB is some great stuff isn't it.

post #13 of 18
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Ravanelli-It was a 5 1/2 pound butt roast. :)

 

I will definitely be doing much more of this!!

post #14 of 18

I made my first BBB this weekend also. I used Deejays recipe and  I let it soak in cold water for the two hours but it is a bit too salty. So I let it soak over night in cold water. It took alot of saltiness away but it is still a bit too salty for my taste. I'll have to try you method without the salt next time. Don't get me wrong, it is delicious, just a bit salty. I've been buying the low sodium bacon at Costco for about 10 years now so most other bacon seems salty to me.

 

Bob

post #15 of 18

Guess what I'm eating this morning? Sure aint some store products. BBB. 439.gif

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Awesome, Meateater!

 

FryBob - From what I've read from the good folks here, soaking any longer than 30 minutes doesn't accomplish much.  The salt/water ratio equalizes within 30 minutes. I'd try changing the water a few times and doing a fry test till you get the taste you're looking for.

 

 

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Awesome, Meateater!

 

FryBob - From what I've read from the good folks here, soaking any longer than 30 minutes doesn't accomplish much.  The salt/water ratio equalizes within 30 minutes. I'd try changing the water a few times and doing a fry test till you get the taste you're looking for.


That's right---change the water every half hour. You can also put some potato slices in the water. That will help get rid of salt too.

 

If it's that salty, I would do it for two hours, changing the water every 30 minutes. Then test it again. Do more if needed.

 

Bear

 

 

 

post #18 of 18

Thanks for the tips. I'll give it a try on my next BBB adventure.

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