- Joined Jan 21, 2014
I just got my bacon out of the brine after 2 weeks. Last night I rinsed and soaked the slabs in cold water. After an hour, I placed the slabs in the fridge on drying racks. I left them there all night and day. I am smoking them tonight, but I never could get a pellicle to form. They felt wet and a bit slimy when I got home, so I patted them dry and put them in front of a fan for an hour. After that hour they were still wet and not as firm as I expected. Any idea as to why I couldn't get a good pellicle to form?