Can I use enhanced Pork Shoulder/ Butt for Buckboard Bacon?

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Master of the Pit
Original poster
Jan 12, 2013
Columbus, Ohio
Got a good deal on shoulder butts, $1.25 lb.  These are "enhanced"  by a solution of up to 3% water, salt and sodium phosphates.  Would these be good to use for buckboard bacon?  I have been wanting to cold smoke bacon before the weather gets too warm and cannot find a good deal on pork bellies.  I'm wanting to use Pops wet brine method for my first BBB attempt.   I think these would be good to use, just cut back on salt during the brine.  But I am a total novice on curing so any advice is appreciated.


I did a few butts in Pops for hams and I don't think there was much difference. Do a test fry before smoking and soak it out in cold water if you think it is too salty.
Yeah you can use them - they will work fine for you 
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