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Christmas Buckboard Bacon

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I've been in KY at my fish camp for about 2 weeks and my internet connection there lets me enjoy the forum but not fast enough to upload my pics so I'm doin a little catchin up. I made Buckboard bacon for Christmas presents this year. I seasoned them with garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper... and TQ for the cure.

These sat in the fridge for about 16 days.... into the sink to soak with a couple of water changes for about 4 hours..... then I let them sit in the fridge for another 48 hours.

Then into the smoker.......

I kept the smoker between 140 and 180 with most of the smoke around 165 with some hickory... sat in there for about 6 or 7 hours.... let it get away from me a little. Was going to pull them at 140 - 145 but they came out just a little over 150.

These things always turn out sooooo tasteeee. I love em. I kept one... gave my neighbor one.... slicing one for my Father in law and I think maybe I ate one while sleep walkin... somehow.... one is missing.

Thanks for checkin out my QVIEW..... hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
post #2 of 13
This is really good looking bacon - Congratulations on a great product
post #3 of 13
great start on the bbb do ya have any finished pics ya know slice and stuffPDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #4 of 13
Should be a great batch there Dave...
post #5 of 13
So, you eat in your sleep too? icon_mrgreen.gif

Looks good.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 13
Nice work man......PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 13
Now thats some good looking bacon but I wish I could have seen some of it sliced but I know it looks good. Now I have done a couple of them and I also like to leave it longer then it says to cause it seems to have a deeper more intence flavor.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
I do now. This is one Butt. 2 packs of really nice slices... one pack of scrappy slices.. and a pack of pieces and bits. Had some fried up this evening in the bottom of a bowl of smoked chicken and dumplins... awesome.

post #9 of 13
Man, that's some good looking buckboard you sliced up there.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 13
Man the sliced pictures make me want to go get some of mine and fry it up!
post #11 of 13
That looks outstanding Dave!
Thanks for getting my keyboard all slobbered up!

Well deserved------>>>>>points.gifTo you!

post #12 of 13
Geez oh man, that is some great looking stuff. Man, nice job.points.gif
post #13 of 13
Awesome job. Looks great and I bet very tasty.
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