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post #1 of 43
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We have a cabin in Northern Minnesota and our neighbors keep an eye on it while were at home.  For a thanks, I decided to make a batch of BBB for them.


I usually hit SAMS 1st thing in the morning, to beat the crowds, and check out the meat department for any deals on marked down meat.  SAMS had (4) packages of Pork Shoulders marked down to $1.49/lb, so I grabbed them, knowing that I needed pork anyway for some BBB and Snack Sticks.


I use Country Brown Cure and add extra brown sugar and spices.  This cure recipe is lower in sodium than most.

Here's a link to my recipe: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109696/bacon-cure-recipe


The cure mix was rubbed on, sealed in ziploc bags and into the fridge for 7 days.  I really like to cure for 10 days, but we will be out of town, so 7 days is it.


I rinsed the slabs off thoroughly, towel dried them and placed them on cooling racks.  Then I used a fan to spped up the process of forming a pellicle.  This took about an hour or so. 


Hung slabs on some "El Cheapo Bacon Hangers, and into my MES 40" to dry for a few more minutes, while I started one of my New A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKERS with Apple Pellets.  The pellets burned for 5 minutes before I blew out the flame, and into the bottom of the MES.  12 hours of Apple smoke is PERFECT on BBB!!!



Thanks for looking!






Here's my BBB Q-View



New UltraShip Scale and Spices used with Country Brown Cure

Thanks to Pops and Venture for the Heads Up on the scale!

Very accurate and reasonably priced




Pork Shoulders Deboned and Trimmed.  Fat and Trim Saved for Future Snack Sticks




9 Slabs Cured, Rinsed and Working on Their Pellicle to Form.

(2) slabs Were Coated with Honey and CBP




Lighting Apple Pellets in the New A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER




Nice Flame Dancing On Top The Apple Pellets




Flame is Out and Pellets Putting Out Good Smoke




Hangin' In My MES Waiting For Their "Smoke Bath"!!!










To Be Continued......................

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post #2 of 43

lookin' good todd!

post #3 of 43

I love lookin' at pictures of bacon .........Dave.........

post #4 of 43

Great Start Todd !!!!!





post #5 of 43
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We Call This "Bear Smoke"!



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post #6 of 43

looks good    how bout some shots of the cabin!

post #7 of 43

Lookin' good Todd!

post #8 of 43

Nice and a nice gesture for the neighbor....

post #9 of 43

Todd you are my idol.........ok, I have alot of idols but you are one of them!  thumbsup.gif

post #10 of 43

Looks great Todd!  Good score on that meat for this day and age too.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #11 of 43

Hey Todd,

I'll be more than happy to keep an eye on your cabin next time!! smile.gif

post #12 of 43

Looking good Todd!!


Lots of mosquitos up there..big ones too!!!


Have a great day!!





post #13 of 43

Man that AMNPS is really some gadget Huh!!!  Looks like you really stocked up on them....Did he have a sale that i missed???

Bacon looks awesome!



post #14 of 43
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CHOO CHOO!!!!                                                                                     Bear Smoke!


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TBS 4 U                                                                                           Color is Starting to Change

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Thanks For Looking!




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post #15 of 43

thanx for the veiw.... will be waiting for the sliced  and fried shot....................icon14.gif

post #16 of 43
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Here you go Rick

We bought the cabin in 2003

It was "Pumpkin Orange" & Green, with Black Window trim

Inside was decorated in Early 1940's Resort Cabin Look

Ceilings were "Lemon Yellow"

The guys who originally built the cabin were from Cresco, Iowa, and worked for the Railroad.  They dismantled boxcars and hauled the lumber about 400 miles north, to build this cabin and a 2-stall garage. 


I gutted it down to the studs and built it up from there.

Just enuf room for our family!



7/2003 Before

Pine Lake Cabin 008.jpg


2011 After

Cabin 09-07-09 007.jpg


Sunset #1

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Sunset #2

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Sunset 08-28-2010 020.JPG



Our National Symbol!!!

Eagle 05-14-2011 (3).JPG



Thanks for Looking!!




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post #17 of 43

Awesome Todd!!



post #18 of 43

Awesome BBB  and awesome cabin. icon14.gif Looking forward to the Bear View. 

post #19 of 43

51.gif    Please let Todd send me some BBB

post #20 of 43
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10 Hours and Getting Close to Final Color                                               Closeup Shows Great Color.......Almost Done!

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