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Mega Buck Board Bacon Smoke, Kicked the AMNPS Into Overdrive!!! with Q-View

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With Christmas quickly approaching I decided it was time to Make a whole lotta BBB. It went over so well at Thanksgiving that I decided to package it and give it out to the relatives. This would be my biggest bucky smoke to date as well as my most challenging. I started with 2 packages of butts totaling just over 34 lbs.

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After 10 days in the cure which consisted of 1 tbsp per pound of Morton's Sugar Cure plus some brown sugar for kicks, It was time for rinsing and soaking. After the rinse and soak process I divided the slabs into 2 batches. Since I don't have a smoke house I had to smoke in 2 rounds due to limited room in the MES.

 

 Batch 1 got a light rub of maple syrup and was laid out on pans in front of a large fan to start the pellicle. Batch 2 went back in the fridge. After batch 1 got a tacky surface it went in the MES for a 12 hour cold smoke with the mighty AMNPS. I used a mix of apple and cherry. The temps in the smoker averaged 78 degrees.

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After 12 hours of smoke they were ready for a rest.IMGP3645.JPG

post #2 of 18

Looks-Great.gif  you are going to make some nicepoints1.png giving that out at Christmas.

 

Can I be put on your Christmas list as well........rofl.gif

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The 2nd batch went on around 1:30 am and came off a little after 2pm.

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These pieces went into the fridge and the following day would be a major slicing effort.

 

When it came time to slice I brought out my old school slicer and went to town.

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UNTIL IT DIED ON ME th_crybaby2.gif

 

So I rushed out and grabbed a Chef's Choice at Sears. I didn't have many options as most stores only had slicers available online or through their catalog. I was 1/3 of the way into my BBB and couldn't wait for an order to come in.

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It made do in a pinch but I eneded up returning it the next day and found a Waring Pro at another store that I like better.

 

The final outcome was 26 1/2 lbs of BBB. I think I have baconitis now. This is about double the yield of any of my past bucky smokes.

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Some Bear views

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Thanks for looking. Sorry for splitting the thread but I was having posting issues and I'm not too tech savvy.

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Originally Posted by sprky View Post

Looks-Great.gif  you are going to make some nicepoints1.png giving that out at Christmas.

 

Can I be put on your Christmas list as well........rofl.gif


Have you been naughty or nice ?
 

 

post #5 of 18

Great looking bacon, real nice color!

post #6 of 18

WOW!

 

Great Job Teez

 

How'd you like the Apple and Cherry Pellets?

 

 

TJ

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post #7 of 18

Awesome!!

 

  Craig

post #8 of 18

Beautiful looking bacon!

 

With that much bacon in front of me it would be VERY difficult not to throw a skillet full on every burner plus fire up the griddle!

 

Lucky people on your Christmas listdrool.gif

post #9 of 18

nice lookin bucky..............

post #10 of 18

Teez, morning...... I can see why the BBB went over so well.... Sure looks good......  Dave

post #11 of 18

Wow Fantastic looking Buckboard Bacon...icon14.gif What a excellent gift idea...i bet everyone will be pleased. Thanks for sharing the Q-Views!!!

post #12 of 18

Very nice, I love the balance between Fat and Lean...JJ

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Thanks everyone!

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Originally Posted by TJohnson View Post

WOW!

 

Great Job Teez

 

How'd you like the Apple and Cherry Pellets?

 

 

TJ



They are the perfect combo for BBB in my opinion.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post

Very nice, I love the balance between Fat and Lean...JJ



I love the pieces that have the fat. They taste more like bacon and less like ham. Not that hammy is a bad thing but the baconey flavor is what I'm after.

 

post #14 of 18

Nice , Teeze. Now I gotta try some, that looks good. Since Santa got me an AMNPS , I'll be doind a lot of  cold smokes. I already have Bellies on the list and then Cheeses.

 

Good job and looks great...

 

Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

 

Stan     aka     Oldschool...

post #15 of 18

Nice marbling and great color.  I can smell it from here...drool.gif

post #16 of 18

That looks beyond awsome!!!

 

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post #17 of 18

wow it looks yummy

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Now thats some great looking bacon there.

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