My First Buckboard Bacon.

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

  1. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Well after searching high and low for a few boston butts that weren't enhanced I am on the road. I have the Hi Mountain BB kit. I have it now in the fridge doing it's thing. It says to leave it for 10 days, flipping it after 5 days. Should i flip it daily or just once like the box says.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Glad ya found the butts and got it started. I use the Hi Mountain most of the time and I flip daily after a couple days but honestly don't know that it matters which way you do it
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good, I'll go with that. I was gonna add some extras to it but figured I'll  K.I.S.S. this one. Thanks.
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I didn't use the kit but when I did mine I flipped them daily. I think that is what most people do.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I figured so but I just wanted to be sure. Now the hard part, waiting 10 days. [​IMG]
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I'm with Jerry (pineywoods) on this one and I flip flop and rub a dub dub everyday too. I don;t know if it matters but I do it anyway. It make me feel like I'm helping it. So when everyones tries it and says how good it is then after it's all said and done I can say "An I Helped"
  7. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    When I was using the Hi Mountain kit I just followed the instructions to the letter and it worked out fine. No need to flip or rerub everyday unless you want to.
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I flip flop every day and even rub it a little bit......

    Pays off in the long run.

  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    I just noticed this thread. Thought I should mention, whether it means a lot or not, Don't go by Hi Mt's temps for curing. Keep it between 36˚ & 40˚.

  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Meateater,

    I was in a hurry earlier, so my comment was very short. Many of us agreed that Hi Mts curing temp was a bit high. I would stick to the old 36˚ to 40˚ curing temp. I try to keep it 37˚/38˚.

    The other thing is make sure you do the salt test after curing, before smoking. Others didn't seem to have a problem, but Hi Mt's mix is the only one I ever had to soak more than 1/2 hour after rinsing, so test it first while you can still do something about it.

    AND ------I know I don't have to tell you----DFTQV !!!

  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I must be slacking, I just saw this post. Yeah I keep the fridge alot cooler than they say, remember I got High Life in there. [​IMG]  Thanks for reminding me on the salt test, I would have forgotton that part. I will be smoking it wednesday and will have plenty of pics, that's 50% of the fun. I'm ready to go hunting for a belly already. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010

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