Finally some BB Bacon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by scarbelly, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So I bought some BB cure at Bass Pro and decided to give it a try

    Not sure yet wheather I like BBB or Belly better

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    Here are some hand slices

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    And here are the slicer pics

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  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Good...  When Is Breakfast?
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Any time you show up
     
  4. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Looks good Scar i gotta try the bacon, specially now since the price of bacon is so high.
     
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Details please! That looks great Scar!
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. I still havent tried this yet.
     
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    looks good there gary.........looks like a shakey hand there on the slicin'. might want to start with a stiffner first next time..........aka vodka on the rocks or neat if you prefer![​IMG]
     
  8. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    go get some of your off-the-shelf bacon and fry it up as usual....

    now fry your own and report back to me with the results.

    I'll be here..
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010
  9. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We may end up with a thumb in the bacon if he does that!
     
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    yea but at least it will be pickled!
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010
  11. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Blood,sweat and tears.aw the sacrifices we make so other can be jealous.lol
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Rob, Not everybody can be a Professional Ninja Assassin. [​IMG]

    Hey scar,

    That BBB looks outstanding. 

    Not sure which you like the best?

    Probably like we agree around here---BBB for eating with eggs & such, but belly Bacon for BLTs.

    BBB is a bit chewy for BLTs, in our estimation.

    Keep up the good work, and watch those finger tips,

    Bear
     
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thats why next time I go to Phoenix I am spending a week. Slicing lessons and good food how does it get any better? Besides I wont have to wash my legs the entire week. Killer (his pit bull) keeps licking them every time I show up LOL
     
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member


     I have not had off the shelf bacon for over a year. I usually cure bellies. This was a first run with BB and I really think I like bellies better.
     
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member


     I always start and finish with "a little vodka" no more than 8oz at a time [​IMG]
     
  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It looks great [​IMG]
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just be careful, I heard that dog was a little "funny". [​IMG]
     
     
  18. pokey

    pokey Meat Mopper

    Looks outstanding. I'm getting ready to start some of my own, only in the research stage at this point. How long did it cure? Did you use the Bass Pro BB cure straight or spice it up? What were the smoke details?

    Thanks.
     
  19. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Used the BB straight out of the box and cured for 14 days as I was gone. I think it only needs 7-8. I smoked it for 6 hours using apple and maple with the AMS. no heat for 3 hours then 150 for 1hr then upped to 200 for 2 hrs - took it out at 165
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010
  20. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    i have been dropping my finished temps as of late and have been pleased with the results............also if you butterfly the butt you get more surface area for the smoke to penetrate.
     

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