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Lot's O' Bacon! Part 2

post #1 of 9
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Ok, so onward to the Buckboard! I picked up a 65lb case of shoulder from a good friend who owns a restaurant. I put about 25lbs in the freezer for later projects and got to work with the rest. I had some requests! I won't bore you all with prelim pics, but I put up batches of: Molasses Buckboard, Apple Cinnamon (basted with bourbon & apple juice during the smoke..dear God it's good!) Maple & Brown Sugar, and Mesquite Butter Seasoning (A request from the Chef).
The Molasses is pretty much standard buckboard, except I roll it in my spicy sweet rub when it goes in the bag, and again right before the smoke.
The Maple & Brown sugar, is just that. I blended the brown sugar with the tenderquick and then poured in some pure maple syrup.
Apple Cinnamon, I mixed Cinnamon powder with the salt cure, and coated well. I boiled some apple juice with cinnamon sticks, then cooled down and poured it in the ziplock with the coated meat.
Mesquite butter is a seasoning used in my friends restaurant, and I mixed it with the salt cure, and into the ziplock it went.

All these went happily along in the fridge for 2 weeks, getting flipped and weighted every few days. I got perfect cures on all of them! Into the smoker!All but the Mesquite butter went in my big smoker with Hickory and smoked at 200 until 140 internal. The Mesquite went into a Big Chief with Mesquite chips until 140. Thanks to my good friends at the golf coure, they let me borrow their big slicer to make my life easier (they get goodies too!) Then, a good workout for the Foodsaver, and we're finally done!!!What a kick! Glad it's over with....for now! Hope you enjoy the pictorial!
post #2 of 9
damn fine looking bacon, I make Alot of bacon and thats some fine looking done good. sounds a little sweet to me but let me know?
post #3 of 9
golfnut that bacon looks awesome you did good
post #4 of 9
Mighty fine vittles indeed! That was alot of work, but well worth it!
post #5 of 9
wow! very nice
post #6 of 9
Great looking bacon, the Apple Cinnamon basted with bourbon & apple juice sounds mouth watering !!!
post #7 of 9
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Not real sweet on any of them. The Apple Cinnamon could be considered sweet due to the loads of flavor we ended up with. Reminds me of Cinnamon Toast when it's cooking! The Maple has an almost buttery flavor. It's all soooo good! Can't thank you all enough to introducing me to the Buckboard style of bacon!! So I get to make deliveries today and make people happy.
post #8 of 9
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It is! I was amazed at how well it turned out. I even splurged and used my good bourbon on it! "Bakers Small Batch"
post #9 of 9
Looks great,,,,,,,,,,,,mouth watering.................Great job..............
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