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rolled a fatty and smoked it, started making bacon and then took a nap!

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My gosh...20 years ago that would have been a completely different meaning than it does today.  Started out with 2 Boston Butts that I had brought to the island from the last time I was back visiting family in MN. They thawed and I decided to slice them up to try my hand at bacon.  Having received a sampling of cure and instructions from Todd...I went for it.  Didn't take any pics because I figured if it was a flop then who would know...but then decided to do a couple.  Here is a link to Todd's recipe: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/109696/bacon-cure-recipe

 

Nothing from in-process, but here is the result of the fatty as I mentioned in the title.  JD sausage with some cut up turkey slices, sweet roasted peppers, motz cheese, some stubbs sauce and a smattering of "Island Peppers" on the outside. Smoked with some pieces left over from the butt cutting.

 

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As for the butt chunks., once I removed the bone and got 2 slabs for bacon, I trimmed off some chunks that were falling away and decided to throw them in a foil pan and onto the grill they went along with the fatty next to it.  The chunks got a good dose of Jeff's rub.  All were smoked with an AMNPS with apple pellets on the Weber Kettle.  Beautiful bark and pulled very easily and very moist!

 

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The butt slabs are in the fridge for their 10 day cure - each in their own bag (4 of them).  I'll update this thread once cure time is over and I'me ready to smoke them.  Should be interesting in the kettle!

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

 

John

 

 

post #2 of 11

Love your subject line - and yes, a few years ago that would be something WAY different.  

 

That Fatty looks great thumb1.gif.  Good job.

 

Curt.

post #3 of 11

Don't Bogart that fatty, man.......

 

Looks great, and yes, the subject line did get my attention.  I still (somewhat) remember the '70'.........

 

Somewhat, not due to age.  For some reason parts of that decade are a bit hazy....in reflection.......

 

 

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Looks-Great.gif

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th_Slab_of_meat.gif looks great
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Looks delicious John!

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I been Jonesin' for a Fatty!...JJ

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WHAT!

No Ocean Views!!!

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #9 of 11

Josh, beautiful work there!  Nice color and texture.  Keep it up!

post #10 of 11

Great job John

Looking forward to the finish biggrin.gif

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Todd, since we hopped to the small island and took real jobs, our living quarters got downsized and further from the water. That said...here are 2 just for you! Sunset the other day, then a pic of a big cat that stopped by work to say hi and see the new location:
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