Venison Bacon finished pics

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by bluebombersfan, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I cured a few venison loins in high mountain buck board bacon cure and they are ready to smoke.  I just wanted to get some opinions on how to best use my new A-maze-n-smoker and my MES 30.  Should I keep the heat below 100F?  Should I not use any heat at all only the A-maze-n?  Was hoping to get some feed back from guys who have experimented a bit with the A-maze-n smoker.
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't use an Amaz n Smoker, but i'm reposting this to get more attention and hopefully an answer for ya!
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    PM Bearcarver, He has an MES, & is an expert on bacon.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    First I wouldn't, don't, and never will own a amns. I would not let the meat over 100°. I have done alittle bacon in my time and I can make smoke with a single hot plate (9.99) at about 70° and it works out great for me.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Blue,

    Since you're talking about Venison loins, I don't know too many people who cold smoke Canadian Bacon.

    The AMNS will work great for you.

    You could work for a few months with the MES chip drawer, and manage to struggle through smokes with it, like I and many others did, before they got their AMNS.

    If it was me, I would do it like I told you in the PM, and take it to 160˚ internal. Then you can eat it cold, or just warm it up a bit before you eat it.

    Don't forget the Qview,

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011
  6. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks again Bear!  Don't worry I will have some pictures!
     
  7. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OOOPS this is the quote I wanted!
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree with Bear,  Get an AMNS and start using it, You won't be sorry...

    As for Venison, I can't help you there, I never have it to smoke...
     
  9. tjohnson

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


    BBF

    If you want to eat it right out of the fridge, I would run the internal temp up to 160° like Bear suggested.

    Start at 100° on your MES and gradually increase the temp until you get to 160° internal.  Bear has a good method to ramp up the temps.

    Fire up your "NEW AMNS" and smoke the entire time.
    Mark,

    Venison loins are very lean, so cooking after the fact would only dry them out. 

    IMHO, it should be smoked like Canadian Bacon.

    It's great that you can make smoke with a $9.99 hot plate, but the guy is asking for help with a MES and the AMNS. 

    I don't think it would be wise to place a hot plate in a MES.

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    BlueBambersFan,

    I think I should tell you, since you are using Venison Loins, your product really won't be like any kind of Bacon. What you will end up with will be a very tasty "Smoked Venison Dried Beef"----See [[[  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/101317/smoked-venison-dried-beef  ]]]

    You will want to slice that very thin. It is awesome in a sammy with American Cheese & Miracle Whip on White Bread (maybe a little horse radish). Also many people like to use it to make SOS, but I think it tastes too good cold to use it for that.

    I don't really know of any kind of Bacon made from Venison, except for what they call "Venison Bacon", which is actually about a 50/50 mix of ground Venison & Pork, seasoned, including cure, and formed into foil pan loaves. Then it is smoked to about 160˚, cooled, and sliced into "Bacon-like" strips (kinda like "Sizzlean" from the old days).

    If you want Bacon you will have to go with Pork, and make Belly Bacon, Buckboard Bacon, Canadian Bacon, or a couple other things like Jowl Bacon, etc, etc.

    I'll PM this to you too, so I know you don't miss it.

    Bear
     
  11. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    rinsed and ready for smoke.

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    Here is the finished product!!  It tastes great!  I am very happy with my new AMNS it works great!!
     
  12. tjohnson

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

    AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!!!!

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    TJ
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!

    You're gonna love it!

    Bear
     
  14. Looks excellent Blue...i shoot at least 2 deer a year off my land and i will have to give this a try. I love the thin sliced idea Bear had ...just another reason to buy myself a good meat slicer.
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This can be done with great success (like BlueBombersFan has), with any large enough, lean part of a deer, particularly the hind quarters & the loins.

    I've been eating sammies of this stuff for about 50 years, and finally learned to make my own, not long ago.

    Bear
     

  16. Sorry for the thread hijack Blue ...

    Bear.. when you do this are you also using  buck board seasoning? I know when i bone out the hind quarter there is a large muscle roast {rump} that weighs at least 7 lbs and i cut this into steaks. I can see this being a great candidate for this project.

    Edit...found your link in post above Bear ...thanks. I'm really excited to get some fresh vennie now thanks to Blues and you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  17. tjohnson

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

    Buckboard refers to "Shoulder Bacon", and not necessarily the cure

    I bet it would work great on any lean cut.

    TJ
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's some good looking bacon I love the color.
     
  19. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    love it.....you had me at BACON!
     
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't use Hi Mt BBB cure & seasoning, since my first BBB.

    I use the same stuff I use for curing my Bacon. I didn't last time, but I would give it an extra day or two in curing time than the bacon gets.

    Bear
     
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011

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