1st time CB

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tropics, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Today Loins were on sale $1.99 picked up 2 . I took a small piece from the center for,Canadian Bacon. Read the 9 pages on pops brine, so I have a piece of meat that is 2 1/4 " thick at 1/4" a day that would give me 5 days pus 2 total 7 days. I injected the brine also, now my question is will the injecting make the curing time less?

    pops  thanks for that great post and what you do to help everyone.

    Pic sitting in the brine.


    Pic of the brine nice gold color.


    Thank for looking wish me luck.

    Richie
     
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  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ritchie, IMHO , no. I feel injecting only makes more places for the juices to escape [​IMG]. Brining is enough , add any extra flavors you want during the soak [​IMG].

    Have fun and . . .
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good but, I had PM'ed pops about cb and he told me to go 10-14 days in the brine.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Farmer thanks I will go the 12 days smoke it for the wifes B-Day.

    Richie
     
  5. It should be good. I need to make some more CB.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you follow Pop's instructions you'll never go wrong until you try to improve upon it. Pop is always spot on to start with, then we have to do it ten more times trying to improve upon it....LOL
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I also follow Pop's instructions. I brine for 14 days although I do believe it is done sooner. It just is a case of better safe than sorry.

    Disco
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your wife will have a excellent b day with that as a meal, lucky gal. Good luck on the smoke and let us know. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker [​IMG]

    DS 
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Finally the day has arrived, my CB is in the smoker with 2 racks of Chicken Thighs. CB should be done in about another hour. Not using the mailbox today I have another mod for my MES40 will post separate on that.

    Richie


     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well how'd it turn out? Where's the sliced pics????
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wrapped and resting til breakfast. Believe me I am anxious.

    Richie
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Turned out great, knife sliced for breakfast will machine slice and package later.Taste great Thanks Pops!!

     

    Thanks for looking

    Richie
     
  13. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Yep that looks like some good cb or as our friends that share names with this scrumptious meat call it back bacon! Got a little hunk soaking in some brine right now.
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!!
     
  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]
     
  16. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking CB!
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Everyone thanks for the kind words. I owe it all to yous'. All the post with Qs and how to do it all inspiring. A big Thanks again to Pops.

    Richie
     
  18. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks excellent, nice job !
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bacon. By the way, Canadian bacon is called back bacon in Canada. Go figure.

    Disco
     
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice color, great looking Canadian Bacon, heh?

    Congrats.

    I usually will chunk some besides the slicing.........They are totally awesome in a bean pot. It doesn't matter which type bean. Butter beans, navy beans, green beans, labrador piles, etc. its good on anything.
     

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