Buckboard Bacon - had to try it

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by echomules, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. First of all thanks to all who posted the great detailed recipes, great inspiration, Thank You.

    Started off with a large pork shoulder, split it, covered it with a chosen cure mix, and into the fridge for two weeks. Turning over the bag of meat occasionally to keep the cure on all the meat.
    This is what it looked like after two weeks in the cure.


    Pulled it out and sliced off a few pieces to check the saltyness.


    A bit too salty, so into water to soak for an hour.


    Dried off and into the smoker.


    The timing of this project did not plan for no power for six days. So here’s my heat source, Lump charcoal. Not that unusual I like using charcoal for the heat.


    I also had my homemade a-maze smoker going with maple pellets, got a good thick smoke going.


    Pulled it out after seven hours.


    After cooling overnight in the fridge, sliced up the small end piece and in the frypan for breakfast. Good stuff, tasted someplace between bacon and ham with a unique flavor. The flavor was a little strong on the sugar I think, but just right on the smoke and the soak did mellow the salt. I’ll try a variable of the recipe on the next round with less sugar. But that is the critical eval, the bacon will get eaten quickly, its good stuff.


    Here’s the final product being sliced up.


    Nice big pile of bbbacon sliced and the end bits cut for beans/cooking. It got vacuum packed in half pound or less packages.
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like even with the lack of power you pulled it off. Good looking bacon 
     
  3. Looks good...gotta try some of that!
     
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I have yet to try BBB but will soon. It looks like you hot smoked yours? Am I correct?
     
  5. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  Sounds like you need a back up generator. 
     
  6. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

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  7. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great !!!!
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    man thats some great stuff Ha????? I'll be making some very shortly here myself. You jus can't get any better then Buck Board in my book.
     
  9. Yup hot smoked.

    Backup generator works great, was running for six days. But with the generator being responsible for the well's water pump (serious power draw), didn't want to put any other load on it. Besides charcoal just adds to the flavor.
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Your bacon looks great! Nice knife work too. I need a slicer to get nice thin slices like that!
     
  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very nice BBB!...JJ
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking BBB!

    I will pass on all that white stuff in your yard!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    I absolutely have to try this!!!!!
     
  14. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    well done, looks great
     

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