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Bacon making with a unique flavor

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by mossymo, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Applied the dry cure to the pork belly and then added a generous amount of Tatonka Dust seasoning to get the flavor deep through out the meat during the 9 day cure in the fridge.

    Here is a pic of the pork belly unwrapped after it rest in the fridge and in the sink just before rinsing and soaking.


    This is the pork bellies after a few fry tests and rinsing and soaking for 2 1/2 to 3 hours to get the salt taste down.


    Pork bellies getting a light shake of the Tatonka Dust to freshen the flavor. Then the pork bellies went back into the fridge unwrapped overnight to form a nice pellicle on them.


    In the smoker getting 14 hours of apple smoke from the tube smoker and the smoker cold smoking at 100º.


    Close up in the smoker.


    Pork bellies just out of the smoker, they have a good color to them!


    Pork belly going through the meat slicer and making bacon...


    A pan of bacon from the 2 pork bellies.


    and the cooked up money shot... Mmmm bacon... this experiment was an absolute hit, the taste is so unique and perfect for bacon; we will being doing this again!

    Thanks for looking!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks really tasty!!!! Great Color too!
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice looking bacon-I also like playing with flavors
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really nice Bacon. Those Bellies are a nice balance of Fat to Lean...JJ
  5. MY T FINE BACON. great color.

    happy smoken.

  6. Wow...that really looks good Mossy...How do you like that Tatonka Dust rub?.................[​IMG]
  7. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking bacon and just another flavor for us to try. THX for sharing!!
  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I really love the Tatonka Dust seasoning RTBBQ2. If you haven't tried it I highly suggest it, it is quite unique and probably different than anything you have most likely had before!
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  9. got grits

    got grits Fire Starter

    They came out real nice. Real good color.
  10. OK, thanks. I will have to try some. I just bought some Mad Hunky rub and find it quite good...Thanks again...RTBBQ
  11. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Looks so much better than my first attempt.
  12. Where would one go about acquiring about this Tatonka Dust seasoning RTBBQ2?   I am up in Canada [​IMG]and have never come across it.
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Since we can't post links anymore, google Owens bbq, or Tatonka dust and that will get you to the proper place.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013
  14. OK, will do, I will have to see if they ship to the great white north [​IMG]   and also use paypal.

    And here, I have to do a bit of explaining.  The town I live in, is about the same distance from the equator as any town about 30 miles or so from the northern borders of California.  About 1/3 of all US States lie north of us, out to the west.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013
  15. jeffed76

    jeffed76 Meat Mopper

    That bacon looks amazing!  How much did that meat slicer set you back?  I've wanted one for a while.
  16. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    Finished product looks absolutely amazing!!!
  17. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I purchased it used from a co-worker for $150, been very happy with it!
  18. I own a Chefmate GC 10 slicer, bought it new about decade ago, so no idea on the price paid, but it works as good as the day I bought it

    Never had a single problem with this slicer.

    I just looked it up and it has a $830 price tag on it