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Yesterday I had some questions posted in my buckboard nightmare http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109059/need-help-buckboard-bacon-nightmare-with-q-view  thread and the great members of SMF came to my rescue. Thank you so much for helping me achieve BBB beyond my greatest expectation. My only regret is that I only did 4 lbs instead of 40. Im off to costco today for some more butts and will never buy store bacon unless it's for ABT's or fatties. Special thanks to Bluebomber, Todd, Bear, Smokin Al, Sunman, Alelover, Meateater and Shtrdave for jumping in there.

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Man I have still to try BBB but yours looks awesome!!!

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Thanks Terry. To be honest I thought BBB was way over rated when I did the fry test but after a bath in the smoke and a good nights rest this stuff is beyond belief. I've shared some slices with family and I already have people asking when the next batch will be done. It's incredible!

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Originally Posted by teeznuts View Post

Thanks Terry. To be honest I thought BBB was way over rated when I did the fry test but after a bath in the smoke and a good nights rest this stuff is beyond belief. I've shared some slices with family and I already have people asking when the next batch will be done. It's incredible!



Glad I could help teez!!!

 

You did a great job, and we have all been paid in full, with being able to gaze at those beautiful pictures!!!

 

Dang that looks gooooood !!!!

 

 

Thanks,

Bear

post #5 of 17

Yep it looks good but does it taste like real bacon ?

post #6 of 17
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Yep it looks good but does it taste like real bacon ?



Roller it tastes like the specialty thick sliced stuff thats $7.99 a lb in the meat section. Im sold on BBB for good.

 

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Roller it tastes like the specialty thick sliced stuff thats $7.99 a lb in the meat section. Im sold on BBB for good.


I did a test one time because so many people feel it tastes a little more like Ham than like Bacon (including me).

 

The test came out exactly like I predicted (IMHO).

 

In case anyone would like to try this, it's easy.

 

Take some of your home smoked Belly Bacon, and separate most of the meat from the fat (after frying it).

Now eat that part of the Belly Bacon without much fat.

 

Conclusion: It tastes exactly like BBB.  The lack of fat in BBB is why it tastes different.  IMO

 

If Anybody tries it---Let me know if you agree.

 

Thanks,

Bear

 

post #8 of 17

Glad you like it, BBB is great stuff! Next you need to cure a belly and a porkloin and you wont buy store packaged bacon or canadian bacon either. xrocker.gif

post #9 of 17
Your bacon looks great!!! If I only had a lb of home bacon for every person that I have seen become a bacon maker since joining here I wouldn't need to make bacon again. It truly makes me smile with each success story. It's so EASY all, quit putting it off.
post #10 of 17

Definitely a pretty batch of bacon.drool.gifI'm out already, so next time I'm doing four butts.  Keep up the good work.

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Originally Posted by teeznuts View Post

Yesterday I had some questions posted in my buckboard nightmare http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109059/need-help-buckboard-bacon-nightmare-with-q-view  thread and the great members of SMF came to my rescue. Thank you so much for helping me achieve BBB beyond my greatest expectation. My only regret is that I only did 4 lbs instead of 40. Im off to costco today for some more butts and will never buy store bacon unless it's for ABT's or fatties. Special thanks to Bluebomber, Todd, Bear, Smokin Al, Sunman, Alelover, Meateater and Shtrdave for jumping in there.

 

Teeznutz,

Fantastic Finish My Friend!

 

BBB is intimidating for some reason

Follow a safe recipe and smoke for 12 hours

Keep a log or journal, so your next smoke is another success

 

Todd



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Originally Posted by realtorterry View Post

Man I have still to try BBB but yours looks awesome!!!

 

Terry,

Well, Get To Work!

 

TJ

 

 

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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

Yep it looks good but does it taste like real bacon ?


Roller,
BBB definitely does not crisp up like bacon, but has a great flavor

Has the texture of ham, but the flavor of meaty bacon

I think curing makes a huge difference in the final flavor

Since it's so lean, I put a few drops in the pan before I fry it up.

 

TJ

 

 

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Originally Posted by meateater View Post

Glad you like it, BBB is great stuff! Next you need to cure a belly and a porkloin and you wont buy store packaged bacon or canadian bacon either. xrocker.gif



Have a loin sitting in some Morton's Sugar Cure waiting on father time.

 

Heres a sammie with BBB, turkey from my recent turkey smoke, maters and some velveeta. Heaven!

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post #13 of 17

Great looking bacon! Great looking sammie!

post #14 of 17

WOW LOOKS GREAT!!  drool.gif

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So question here. I have never done this but it looks interesting. You take a pork butt/shoulder and cure it for a long time then smoke it. Where do you get the cure at for this? It looks great I am would like to try this!

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So question here. I have never done this but it looks interesting. You take a pork butt/shoulder and cure it for a long time then smoke it. Where do you get the cure at for this? It looks great I am would like to try this!



I bought a box of Hi Mountain's Buckboard Bacon Cure for this one. A 16 oz box will do 25 lbs of meat. For my next batch that is currently curing I ordered a bag of sugar cure from Morton's salt. I hear from some of the veterans of SMF that Morton's products aren't as salty as Hi Mountain so I thought I'd try some.

 

post #17 of 17

Looks great!!

 

 That sammie is awesome!!

 

 

    Craig

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