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Bacon needs salt after cure and soaked-Help needed

jmusser

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Not meaning to pile on, but I have to agree with Dave. Big difference between cure #1 and TQ techniques. Lot of people like it, but TQ has always been too salty for my tastes, so I can see soaking for that.
For beginners I always suggest using Pop's wet brine technique, then move on to dry brining if you have a good scale and DiggingDogFarm's calculator. It has never let me down, and you can adjust for how salty or sweet that you want it.
I don't soak, just a quick rinse and pat dry, then set overnight in the fridge to form the pellicle. Or, if it's cold enough outside, I set them on racks in my garage with a fan directed toward them.
Agreed. I like TQ with some things. I think I just needed a quick rinse instead of soak. Thanks
 

BigW.

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I would think you could get some of the salt flavor back by using the Cajun rub. It won't obviously be inside the meat but will be on the outside. Report back with the finished results.
 

jmusser

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You cant fix this batch of bacon. What cure recipe did you use? We need to know that to help.
This bacon ended up pretty decent. The cajun definitely added enough salt back to it. The black pepper crusted provides plenty of flavor. Definitely learned but wanted to post results.
 

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