Makin' Bacon...Buckboard and Canadian!

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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Jan 17, 2011
Largo, FL and Dunlap, TN
Started with half a loin - trimmed - for the Canadian Bacon (about 4lbs), and a half a boneless Butt for the buckboard (7lbs).

 Used Hi-Mountain cure and let them sit in the fridge for 12 days in vacuum bags.


Ran for 30 minutes with no smoke at 150º then bumped to 175º and added oak and apple.


Internal at 155º for the Canadian and 140º for the Buckboard, then off the smoker, wrapped, and rested.


First slice of the Buckboard


Used the slicer to get nice, even pieces.  Ended up with 60 slices of Canadian, and enough buckboard to separate into eight 1/2lb bags.


six 10-count packs of Canadian:  Bagged, marked, and ready for the freezer.

Looks good from where i sit!

 got my 1st BBB on cure now but i am shooting for 14 days.
Looks Great Steven!!!!

Man, fry up a couple slices of that BBB & a few eggs for Breakfast------Heaven !!!!   


Now that's some fine looking bacon there Steven and I know bacon.
Howdy I would like more details on the bacon it looks great

Howdy, Chief.

Buckboard is pretty easy to make, and there are about 600 posts concerning it (just do a search for "Buckboard Bacon" in the search bar at the top of the window.)

Basically, its Boston Butt has been de-boned, and rubbed with cure (I use Hi-Mountain Buckboard Bacon Cure).  The meat sits wrapped in plastic in the fridge for about 2 weeks +/-, then is rinsed and put on the smoker at a low temperature for a long, slow, flavoring.  The instructions are right in the package with the cure.

You still have to cook it - just like the belly bacon you buy at the store - only it cooks in about half the time, is leaner and more tender... 

This was only my second go-round with Buckboard bacon, but I can assure you it won't be my last.  

Good luck on your next smoke.
Fine looking bacon

How'd it fry up?

I save the ends and pieces for beans.

I have my order into Hi mountain cant wait. Even if we still have 8" of snow its going on the smoker. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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