Second Canadian Bacon, this time with Ham too, Yummo! (w/Qview)

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by bluto, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. The first attempt was so successful, I have several requests for more, so I made a bit extra this time, and for me personally, I think this time it tastes better.

    It sat in Pop's Brine (with extra) for 14 days, I did not inject at all.

    Canadian Bacon Recipe:
    1 gallon of water
    3/4 cup of Kosher salt (I liked the kosher versus sea for this recipe)
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 Tbs cure #1 (Prague Powder #1)
    1 Tbs garlic powder
    1 Tbs onion powder
    1 Tbs molasses
    1 tsp Almond Extract

    Ham Recipe:
    1 gallon of water
    3/4 cup of Sea Salt (I wanted more salt taste for this recipe)
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 Tbs cure #1 (Prague Powder #1)

    With ambient temp between 55-60 degrees F, I cold smoked with the AMNPS using Todd's cherry dust for 6 hours.
    Fired up my Traeger at 175 degrees F with a HOC blend of Lumberjack pellets (hickory, oak & cherry).

    The weather was wet and chili most of the day and night, but I had a Sportbrella over the smokers the whole time.

    I ended up smoking at 175 for 9 hours until each loin hit 145F internal temperature. I pulled, iced them for about 10 minutes as it was 2AM so I could put them in the fridge and go to bed. Then sliced them all up the next morning and vacuumed sealed them all up.

    All 3 loins just before slicing:

    Canadian bacon slices:

    Ham slices:

    The whole load all sliced up:
  2. Bluto

     That looks GREAT!. I can't wait till it cools off here so I can do some cold smokine.

    Happy smoken.

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013
  3. Very nice! Those have some great color. I just did 12 lbs a couple weeks ago 1/2 Canadian Bacon and 1/2 Ham following Disco's thread. 
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent Job, Bluto!!!

    Looks Perfect !!

  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful bacon and ham. Well done.

  6. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I concur.. those meats look great! Im with David.. cant wait until it cools off hwre in texas so I can try some CB and ham..
  7. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks fantastic! The only place your ever going to get CB and ham like that is from your own smoker. Really, that looks amazing!
  8. WOW That looks good, I got to try that!!

  9. Looks really good man  [​IMG]    Yumm!

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