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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rugerlab, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. rugerlab

    rugerlab Fire Starter

    Hello from Montana,

    I am using a Great Smokey Mountain propane smoker and I have not had any issues except for operator error!!!  But the one question I do have is about the brine for Canadian Bacon.  The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups kosher salt along with sugar, cure salt, garlic, thyme, and sage.  After trying the Canadian bacon it was salty.  Not bad but next time I want to take the salt down a bit.  It was in the brine for 48 hours then in the fridge for 24 hours.  Do I take the salt down and by how much or less time in the brine??

    Thanks in advance
  2. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey RugerLab

    Welcome to the forum.  Since you're in Montana, I'm guessing you're in the same deepfreeze I'm in

  3. rugerlab

    rugerlab Fire Starter

    We finally stayed above zero last night with light snow. Hopefully stay above zero at least until I get a bunch of meat smoked.
  4. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   



  5. rugerlab

    rugerlab Fire Starter

    This is a GREAT SITE.
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us RugerLab, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
  7. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ruger! Welcome to the forum!  My bet is if you use that search tab at the top of the page you can find an answer.  i know it helped me!

    Again, welcome!

  8. rugerlab

    rugerlab Fire Starter

    ~~Are you getting some snow today, we got about 6 inches and probably heading your way
  9. rugerlab

    rugerlab Fire Starter

    I did find what I was looking for,  all of the recipes that I found on this site used about half the amount of salt.  They also brined it longer then what I did.  I still ate the whole think over a couple of weeks!!!!!
  10. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

  11. rugerlab

    rugerlab Fire Starter

    Merry Christmas to all!!!!