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First Canadian Bacon

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Made my first Canadian Bacon this past week.

Started with a smallish pork loin.



Weighed out the appropriate amount of Tender Quick according to the package directions and added an equal amount of sugar.



And into the fridge for a 7 day cure.



Because of Thanksgiving and plans the day after, it actually cured for 8 days, but this morning, it made its way to the smoker.

Here it is rubbed with a little olive oil, some coarse ground black pepper and a touch of brown sugar.



On to the SnP at around 190° with some hickory. The wind was HOWLING today so I had the insulated cover that I made for it on.



And tried to block the wind as much as possible.



Here it is after 7 hours when it finally made it to 150°.



Cut it in half for a look



then sliced it up.



Offered samples to the wife and kids and was greeted with overwhelming approval. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif It was pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Will definitly have to do more in the future.

Thanks for looking.

Dave
post #2 of 15
Im not an expert but that looks pretty darn good.
post #3 of 15
Looks great Dave. I usually do 7 days. Last time I did CB I cured for 10 days and it was way better. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 15
Looks great DDave, and I like your smoker blanket too. I need to do the same to my ECB.
post #5 of 15
Good looking CB, Dave. Last time I made some, I did 15 pounds. Just took another package out of the freezer yesterday.
post #6 of 15
Great job. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Welcome to the club.
post #7 of 15
Nice job Dave, but you might as well go get a bigger one & start curing it right away!

You'll see what I mean.PDT_Armataz_01_22.gif


Bearcarver
post #8 of 15
Het dave you bacon looks great and you can leave it in the refrig longer than 7 days the more you let it stay in the cure the better it will be. I have left it in for as ong as 14-16 days and it's really better. Now to that blanket is it the 3m product for hood duct wrapping???? I have seen that at work be installed on a hood duct system.
post #9 of 15
Nice work Dave.I need to do more...I miss it in my eggs etc...
post #10 of 15
Wow looks yummy. Cant wait to try one myself. Good job!
post #11 of 15
That looks great. I bet your family loved it. Why didn't you use your drum? After using mine I don't think my SNP will get much use.

Way to go dude...
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the nice comments, folks.

It is called "Heat Wave Pro" and is 3/8" thermal insulation encased in foil. I got it from a place called Second Skin Audio. Here's the link.

http://www.secondskinaudio.com/therm...t-wave-pro.php

I used the SnP because I can control the amount of smoke much closer in it. My wife doesn't like heavily smoked items so the SnP is good in this situation.

I still use the SnP once in awhile like for jerky or when the drum is full. biggrin.gif

Dave
post #13 of 15
Looks great Dave...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

What did you use for the insulating blanket?
post #14 of 15
It looks great Dave nice job! I think it's about time I make another one.
Thanks for the inspiration PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
It is called "Heat Wave Pro" and is 3/8" thermal insulation encased in foil. I got it from a place called Second Skin Audio. Here's the link.

http://www.secondskinaudio.com/therm...t-wave-pro.php

It's kind of pricey. I think a welding blanket would have been more cost effective.

Dave
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