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buckboard bacon came in today!

post #1 of 28
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my order of buckboard bacon cure came in today. i have a 2.81 lb boneless boston butt roast in the fridge, waiting 10 days to smoke it. i also got in my jerky seasoning. i will make a thread about it in the jerky section. a nice surprise was a free bottle of bean seasoning in the box too.
post #2 of 28
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i smoked the bacon this evening. i took a pic before i sliced it, but it was blurry when i put them on the pc. here is a pic of part of it sliced, and a pic of the TBS.
post #3 of 28
Hey Chris,
Congratulations on getting the BB Bacon. Hope the butt turns out well for you (they almost always do). But for a slight change of pace, after you have enjoyed the butt/BBB, give this a try...... use the same instructions and instead of a butt, use a pork loin. Down here, it's a doubled over piece of very lean loin. I cut the doubled over piece in the center and make two pieces. Then I shave off as much of the fat as I can and then place in the cure per the BBB directions. Then, after 10-12 days, smoke to to 145* internal (I like hickory smoke). Then pull it out, let it cool and slice it. It's absolutely good eats!! And if you vacum seal it and freeze it, it keeps forever and still tastes great. Good luck!!
post #4 of 28
Chris -

Got a nice smoke ring going there. Do you cut off the fat first before you eat it? I am a real PITA about bacon unless I'm usig it to grease pans or something. It's mostly fat so I kill it reall good!

This "Buckboard" is a pre mixed spice right? Does it come with everything you need or do you still have to buy something else? I keep seeing people use it but I don't see where it says what's in it.
post #5 of 28
Wow - so much to address in a single postPDT_Armataz_01_10.gif

Chris, tell me how it taste's? It looks really goodicon_biggrin.gif

Debi - Here is a link to the HiMountain folks. The whole buckboard bacon deal is from them


Florida Billicon_biggrin.gif - I've been wanting to try that, but everyone says they do it, but no one says how they like itPDT_Armataz_01_31.gif . Thanks for the report, I'll try it next time.
post #6 of 28
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that is how you make canadian bacon, right?
post #7 of 28
pork butts were 89cents a lb this week...
limit 3 with 10 buck purchase....

8.25 lb for my last package of buckboard cure

6.65 lb for smoker tomorrow--along with 8 lb packer +1 maple honey fatty

6.23 lb to grind for my homemade sausage...

pork wise---im set thru march..PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
post #8 of 28
That sure looks good...hope it taste as good also..

Thats right ...thats how you make Canadian bacon....I did it this last fall ...came out great...here is a link to the thread I did on mine..

Rodger..it came out really great...sliced it thin..and had a nice bacon flavor...I have read in posts that if you slice it thick... the flavor is more of a ham taste.
I think I only have two packs left in the freezer....got to do another one soon...I put it up in 1# packs...
post #9 of 28
Chris, give the pork loin a try, you won't regret it. If you can get your hands on some Molson Canadian or Labatts Blue that would be even better .... Canadian bacon and Canadian beer, it doesn't get much better than that .... LOL
post #10 of 28
Took another..closer look at your first pic....is that a Kawasaki Concourse I see in the back ground??icon_lol.gif ...nice ride...
post #11 of 28
So the BuckBoard bacon does it taste more like ham than bacon?

I bought the cure to make some but will not have a chance for a few more weeks.
post #12 of 28
Thanks Canjun!

Chris- Loins make a good Canidian bacon you can even get them english mufin sized for breatfast sammies. And as we like things no fat! You can eat all of it without tearing it up first.

post #13 of 28
Just ordered my first order for the buckboard bacon cure. I've had canadian bacon before and liked it, I will probably do the loin. What does the cure on a butt taste like? More like bacon bacon or canadian bacon?
post #14 of 28
I went to that link and didn't see anything about baco cures. Am I looking in the wrong place?

post #15 of 28
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tim, go to the "dips and specialties" area. here is the link.
post #16 of 28
Thanx Chris
post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
yep, it is a kawasaki concours. 1997 model.
post #18 of 28
Smoky Oky it's also listed under the "Brines" section.
post #19 of 28
Guess I'm gonna get on the bandwagon, too! Ordered Buckboard Cure a few days ago. And I have a question for the makin' bacon experts.

Local store has some beautiful whole pork loins on sale. Thanks to my weather related job it will be several weeks begore I can hope to even look at my smokers. Does freezing affect the curing process? Should only fresh meat be used?

Or...can meat be cured, frozen, thawed then smoked?

Just thought I would put that out there and see if there are any offers of advice or opinions to share. Would really hate to pass up a great sale.

post #20 of 28
Monty, I would freeze the meat uncured and then thaw and cure it when I had time to smoke. It takes 10 days to cure anyway so what's another day waiting for the meat to thaw. I would be leary of freezing after the cure was applied.
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