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Canadian Bacon

bill ace 350

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Joined Dec 28, 2013
Been awhile since i made Canadian Bacon.

1 gallon water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup kosher salt

1 tbs onion powder
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs pickling spice
1/2 tbs red pepper flakes
1 tbs Cure number 1

Pop's Brine, basically.

After curing, plan on drying, brushing with a very light coat of maple syrup cut with military special, applying a liberal coat of Coarse ground black pepper , and hot smoking.

Pics when done curing.


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Sounds like you are on the right track.
CB is pretty easy to make!
Although lately I have been dry curing my CB.
I like the texture & flavor better.


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Waiting for the result.... Like SmokinAl, I always dry cure my CB - never has a single issue with the taste or texture. I may need to try to brine it once - to see the difference....

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