- Joined Jan 1, 2010
I need some clarification on buckboard bacon. Is buckboard bacon just a cured/smoked pork shoulder or a specific brand of cure?called hi mountain or something?Thanks.
I like Tender Quick and use it quite a bit. 1TBSP per lb of meat and cure for 1 day per 1/2 inch thick (I'm fairly sure on this). I usually apply the cure on a Sat or Sun and then smoke the next weekend. Be sure to flip the meat once a day or so and massage it a bit to keep the cure evenly distributed. Good luck.
Good info... I'm gonna investigate even further..Here is their site and you can order direct if you can't find it elsewhere...
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Thought these from the Morton site would also be of interest...
Meat Curing Methods
Tips & Recipes
I like to use Morton Sugar Cure .. I use 1 bag of plain to 1 bag of Smoked and add a lb of brown sugar to that. I cure outside so
I watch the weather channel to make sure it will be below 40 deg.
You really got me confused with that outside curing thing.
I keep my curing meats between 37˚ and 38˚ for anywhere from 5 days to 14 days (depending on the size). Now that is more accurate than needed, but the temp should never go above 39˚, or below 34˚. I'm curious to know how this can be done outside?
Under 34˚ the cure will not work.
Over 39˚ the meat could begin to spoil.
I guess it will work, but I'm thinking it would be a little large. Most of us just lay the piece of meat on the grate and let it go.Would this be a good net to use for smoking buckboard bacon?
Still must be something I'm missing.Sorry Bear I Didn't explain all . I meant Below 40 hence Your 39 Max. And my Grandfather Cured Pork every winter outside in a wooden box . Hmmm
Hence Outside .. He didn't however have the weather channel to help him with the for cast. as I do but he had good cured meat .
I do mine the same way that he did.. And it is in the salt box when I cure for 21 days . Sometimes Old timey methods that are Taught and Proven are still use full . Rick
The first 3 days are very important It must stay 39 or lower it can go to 32 and the meat will not freeze because of the salt / everything is packed in the salt cure in a wooden box with a tight fitting lid the box is stored in an out building or smoke house . the temp will usually be a little cooler in there .Still must be something I'm missing.
I know in PA we would never get temps, morning & night to stay between 34˚ & 40˚ for 5 days, let alone 14 or 21.