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.
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.