How long can I let my bacon cure? (Could use some suggestions today)

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by jak757, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I have bacon curing -- today is day 7.  Unfortunately for me, the weather is not going to help me smoke it.  Rain again!

    Can I let my bacon continue to cure -- and for how long?  Based on my schedule, and the weather forecast, it looks like another week before I can smoke it.  Should I let it sit in the cure until a day before I can smoke it -- which would mean about 13 days in the cure?  Any other suggestions???

  2. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Going to get real salty if you let it lay in the cure.

    Pull it out of the cure, rinse it off and keep it in the cooler until you can smoke it.

    The cure already cooked it so it is safe, just don't keep letting it sit in that salt.
  3. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks for the info bbally.  I won't let it sit that long.  Guess it can't hurt to sit after rinsing in the fridge.

    Thanks again!
  4. 9manfan

    9manfan Smoke Blower

    I've let mine cure for 14 days, just soak it good with water to draw out some of the salt, very tasty stuff when done,,,

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