Canadian Bacon using Pop's Low Salt Brine

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by smoke-inator, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. So I'm diving into Canadian Bacon today...Here is where we are:

    Got 6# for pork loin on special at the local grocery store and decided to go with Pop's low salt brine. (Thank You! Pops6927)

    1 gallon of water

    1/2 cup of kosker salt

    1/2 cup of granulated sugar

    1/2 cup of brown sugar

    1 tbs of cure #1

    Then I added:

    2 tsp garlic powder

    2 tsp onion powder

    1 tsp dried sage

    Trimmed and cut to size...

    Tied up and ready for a bath!

    The largest piece is 2 1/2 inches thick so its going for a seven day bath (5 + 2 for good measure)...It may go a little longer since I did not inject it and I might need to time the smoke for a weekend.

    I'll post more as we make progress

  2. Ron

    Your going to love it!

    Happy smoken.

  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Why did you tie them if they are a whole loin?

    CB is on my to do list.
  4. I wanted to give them a rounder shape so its easier to cut, I've heard that the pork tends to firm up a bit during the brine and again during the cook.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pop' Brine works great! Are you going to hot smoke it or cold smoke it? I like to truss them to for shape, but I also tie a loop on one end so that I can hang them when I smoke them.
  6. Not sure how I'm going to smoke it...I'm working on a BGE so hot will be easy but, I'm trying to pick up a mas30.
    I'm tossing around the idea of cold for 12 hours, wrap and rest for a day or two in the fridge and then hot smoke to 140 deg
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. Thx, picked up the AMPNS and love it...just trying to justify another purchase with the wife...glad she doesn't read this forum
  9. You will love your Amazen Smoker! With it you can even cold smoke in a cardboard box  [​IMG]
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That will work too, just not as easy to put in at the bottom of the egg. The tube will fit right in the vent! Another option for the AMPNS is to build a separate box for it to be in and then pipe the smoke into the eggs lower vent. Search "Mailbox" on the site

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