Originally Posted by Fished
Bear, I have a question for you.
I have made both BBB and belly bacon using your method with TQ. I using TQ and doing an injection would you disolve the TQ in water then inject? I don't remember reading anything about injecting with TQ as the cure. Thanks
In the beginning of this thread, under "Preparation", I explained what I did, and then in Red, mentioned what I would do next time (See Below). In fact after this Smoke, I did do what I said I would do in Red.
I no longer inject-----I just make sure none of the pieces are thicker than 3".
I trimmed all fat off of each Eye Round.
Mixed 3 ounces (6 TBS) of TQ with 12 ounces of water, and injected 2 ounces of this solution into the middle of each 3LB Eye Round.
Rubbed 1 1/2 ounces (3 TBS) of TQ and 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar on each 3 LB Eye Round.
Put each Eye Round in it's own individual Zip-Lock bag & put in fridge at 37˚/38˚ for about 10 days.
Remove from fridge, rinse & soak in ice water for 1 hour, draining once at the half hour mark.
Dry each piece the best you can with paper towels.
Put on smoker rack & put in fridge unwrapped overnight to start drying.
NOTE: In the future I will cut my eye rounds, or whatever meat I use into thinner pieces (3" thick, or less).
This would eliminate having to mix TQ with water & injecting it into the meat.
All the curing would be done from the outside of the meat.