Made some Canadian bacon (first try)

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by gearjammer, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    I used Bearcarver's step by step for this my first attempt.

    For those I thank you, Bear, you are a master of all things smokey.

    I did this a couple of months ago, but haven't written it up because

    I have a love hate relationship with these danged computers.

    First I cut a pork loin into two pieces, weighed each piece and measured 

    out the correct amount of TQ  and spices for each.


            I measured and decided they had to cure for about nine days.

            Well unfortunately I had to work so they stayed in the fridge for a couple of extra days.

            This was the liquid from each piece after curing



        Took it and soaked in cold water for a while.

        Sliced off a bit to see how the cure went, it looked great.


                                         Fry test, tasted great. 


                                                  Into the smoker, put 'em in for I think about two hours on low heat

                                                  no smoke.


                                             Good stuff.


                                             Lit the AMNPS and got it going.                                          


                                               Let 'em smoke, I started low and kept raising the temperature

                                               according to Mr. Bear's instructions.   


                                             Tough to see, but nice smoke.


                                                  Got it to the proper temp and pulled it.




                                            Sliced and vac packed


                                              My breakfast.

                                              It was and is delicious.


                                       Sorry about the lack of details.

                                       But I just dreaded actually posting this and a lot them details

                                       have kinda left my head after a couple of months.

                                      Have I mentioned lately that I sometimes don't get along with


                                      I went to a one room school, so I think I'm doing OK, but sometimes

                                      I really don't like this stuff.

                                      Windows ten has really messed up my computing skills.

                                      Anyway thanks for looking.

                                      I also want to thank everyone here for all the great teaching that you do.

  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!
  3. c farmer

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

    Well to start.   This is a good thread and pics.   Cant let a computer defeat you.

    That CB looks great.    Cant go wrong following Bear.

    Great job.   POINTS.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job on the CB!

    It looks delicious!

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ed That looks great thanks for sharing. Points


  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice work, and you're correct, Bear's instructions are hard to beat.

    Points for your first!
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Ed !![​IMG][​IMG]----[​IMG]

    Nice Job!![​IMG]

    Glad you like it !! [​IMG]

    Better make more---That won't last long.

    BTW: I got the same problem with computers----Could be those One room school houses my first 3 years of school???

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2016
  8. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looking good Ed. Nothing like CB!!


  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job!

    A package of that stuff also makes a welcome treat for neighbors, friends and loved ones! 

    I slice some thin for crackers and such in my gift packs.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I've been making it using the basic TQ recipe from Morton's website for a while now and the Mrs can't get enough of it and likes to fry it, so I've been leary of changing anything (I know. I'm a wuss.). I may try smoking the next batch and see what happens. It sure looks good, and you could just warm it up or eat it cold.
    Points for the inspiration!
  11. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Thanks b-one.

    Thanks to you c farmer, and thanks also for the points.

    You're right about the Bear man, it's tough to go wrong.

    Thank you Al, it was great.

    I gave some away, everyone loved it.

    I didn't make enough.

    Thanks Richie and I thank you for the points.

    Thank you Cranky and for the points as well.

    The Bear man, to you I owe special thanks for giving me the nerve

    to even try doing these things.

    Your instructions are the best and thanks for the points as well.

    You are right it didn't last long, gave some away, gotta make more soon.

    Thank you Gary and thanks for the points as well.

    Thanks Venture, that's one I hadn't thought of, the thin slices for crackers, but now you've 

    planted the idea, yep I think I'll have to do it.

    That's why I haven't got any left 'cause I gave it away.

    I've got to admit I was pretty proud of it.

    Thank you Smokey, and for the points as well.

    Just give it a try, even if Mrs. Smokey doesn't like it (I'll bet she will) .

    You and all of your family almost certainly will.

    You won't be sorry.

    I want to thank everyone who took their time to look at my smoke.

    I did have a very nice young lady who lives around here stop by and 

    help me organize my pictures on that danged thing.

    I can at least find them now, I had them scattered everywhere.

    You folks are great and this a great place to hang out.

  12. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    looks nice though as a Canadian we call this peameal bacon. we tend to roll it in cornmeal  too but its traditionally  rolled in dried yellow  peas   hence the peameal name. a very popular sandwich in Toronto  St Lawrence market   is to grill the sliced peameal  then put it on a bun  its awesome that way 
  13. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Sounds interesting! Do you roll it in the meal before slicing or coat the slices?
  14. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    they wet cure it then roll  it in the cormeal  and then slice it and grill it up.   but   you could smoke it then slice it ive seen guys smoke it with the cormeal on it 
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great first bacon, Gear! Points!

    Don't be afraid of technology. Nothing can go wrong go wrong can go wrong go wrong can go wrong go wrong can go wrong go wrong
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016
  16. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Looks very nice especially first try!! [​IMG]
  17. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

  18. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Thanks CK I may have to give that a try.

    Thanks Disco and thanks for the points.

    I'm not afraid of technology, my hammer always works.  [​IMG]

    Thanks to you Beta, I appreciate every one who took 

    the time to look.

    I promise to do better next time, I've got a few that

    I haven't posted yet.

    This week I should be able to get something done.

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016

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