Well after reading Todd's thread a while back about making BBB with a vacuum tumbler I couldn't wait to get mine & play around with it. Once it came I experimented with a few batches & settled on something I like.
I started off with this butt.
Removed the bone.
Then opened it up & split it into 2 pieces.
I mixed up some brine with cure.
Each half was injected with 8 oz. of brine.
Then put in the AGS vacuum tumbler with an additional 24 oz. of brine. I did each half separately in half hour increments for a total of 2 hours each.
Then into the bucket with whatever brine was left over after vacuum tumbling. Here is the first half.
And both halves.
Now they will go in the fridge overnight & get rinsed off tomorrow.
Updates to follow...