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Bucksaw bacon

post #1 of 9
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Yup, I know it's called 'Buckboard' bacon but this is different... I sawed the butt in half lengthwise, lol! Actually, I sectioned it into three pieces; the front clod from under the blade, then the main body of the butt cut in half lengthwise so it simulates the thickness of belly bacon. Cures faster, doesn't need injection, smokes faster.
Put this in the brine a couple Sundays ago when my son and I made up breakfast and polish sausages. The brine was:
½ gallon water
½ cup salt
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1½ tsp DQ cure

Of course, it doesn't look much different out of the brine as it did going in the brine, just pinker. Here it is after taking it out:

I did a fry test and it wasn't too salty at all. Just rinsed it off and into the smoker it went.

Smoked it for 3 hrs. until it hit 150°, pulled it and tried a bit.. mmmmm.. it's gonna taste good with eggs in the morning!

closer pic:

post #2 of 9
That looks awesome PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 9
Looks real good Pops, thanks for sharing.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 9
nice job Pops, I like the fact you can cure it in a short time. I've done buckboard a number of times and no matter how good I think I injected it, I'll sometimes have a small uncured spot in the center. So I like the idea of no injecting.
Thanks for sharing the Q-view.
post #5 of 9
Looks Great Pops...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 9
Man thats some great looking bacon there Pops. I did one and they are so good. So keep it up pops we all love your Qview.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Well, just got done with breakfast, sliced some off the lean end of one chunk..

Then into the pan...

And onto the plate with eggs and Italian toast!

Believe me, it made your mouth H A P P Y !
Just salt, sugars and cure, no preservatives, coloring agents or anything else... just simple, good eating and lean to boot!
My oldest son is coming over today to get the injector for pumping the breasts on turkeys he's going to brine and smoke, I'll send him this link to get him drooling before he gets here, lol! I'm sure he's going to want some! He and his wife are both fat-concious and I'm sure they'll love it!
post #8 of 9
Thanks for this info and tutorial...points.gif

That breakfast plate is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!
post #9 of 9
Hi Pops, great thread. I am amazed at the amount of information I learn from your posts. Thanks for sharing another great way to cook meat!
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