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Second belly in 2 weeks.

post #1 of 9
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Two weeks ago I pulled a belly out of the brine and while I was prepping it, I built another batch of Pops brine and began the cure on the second belly. I stayed fairly straight with this one and stuck to plain ol molasses for flavor. It came out of the brine Friday, I dried it off rreally well then gave it a coat of molasses and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

 

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After about 13 hours of cold smoking with hickory, 90-99 degrees all day...

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I'm going to toss it in the freezer for a spell then run it across the slicer while I watch a little football. More pics to come!

 

post #2 of 9

Awesome!!!

 

 

I gotta get on the move and find a new belly source...

 

 

  Craig

post #3 of 9

Great looking bacon Pete!

 

Can't wait to see it sliced!

post #4 of 9

Awesome looking  bacon. I need to try and find a belly piece around here.

 

post #5 of 9
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Wow. What a day of slicing this turned out to be. After an unexpected birthday party delay, I finally got started. As I  was loading my belly pieces into the freezer I noticed a vac-sealed bag that didn't look very vac-sealed. It was my BBB cache and it was begining to freezer burn. So I drug it out and went to work slicing it when it thawed a little. Here's the results.

 

First, the BBB that I'm glad i salvaged..

 

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And now the belly pieces.

 

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And finally my little pile of scraps that I'll use for stews, chili, or whatever...

 

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Even though I like doing these bellies, I think I'll stick with the BBB unless I get anothe free belly. The BBB seems alot simpler than the belly and I like the fact that it is way leaner.

Back to the kids..


Edited by Pit 4 Brains - 12/11/11 at 9:24pm
post #6 of 9

looks good pete......where were you getting bellies and how much? butts have not been on sale like they were last year at this time...............

post #7 of 9
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Thanx Rob!

Long story but I got them from the owner of The Devil's Advocate in Tempe. I need to touch bases with you on getting my slicer sharpener working..

Hop on into chat..

post #8 of 9
If any of y'all have a Super Hart around you they have whole pork bellies...not very cheap at $3.99 lb as of this past Friday but it's a source.
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Great looking bacon Pete. Oh how I love the sight of massive amount of bacon. I just had to look in my freezer in the garage and see all the bacon I just made.

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