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Offline Zipper

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Re: BACON
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2004, 06:17:54 pm »
I've been reading this forum for a while, and am about to try bacon for the first time.  Do you smoke it for the full time in the smoker, or just part of the time?

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Re: BACON
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2004, 09:05:00 pm »
Zipper,

If you use the directions from BuckBoard Bacon it will probly take you around four hours depending on the cut of meat and temp.  My last batch took a little less than four hours.  I normally don't smoke ANYTHING for more than that anyway.  Those directions tell you not to start the smoke for 45 minutes after you put the meat in.  I suggest that you start with BuckBoard first, it's nearly fool proof.
Have fun and let us know how it goes.  This thread has alot of good info to follow.

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Offline Zipper

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Re: BACON
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2004, 09:13:15 pm »
MW,
Thanks,  Got it curin' now.  Let you know how it turns out.

Offline Oldman

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Re: BACON
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2004, 12:28:08 am »
Crap I should have never read this thread.... j/k

My wife loves beacon but she is very limited on fat intake. The Ole Cholesterol story....

Are you, folks, purchasing a full loin or center cut?
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Offline snapper39

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Re: BACON
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2004, 12:38:13 am »
Olds What they typically use for Buck Board bacon is butt. I have some curing now. I also have an entire 10 lb loin curing, some I will smoke and some i will roll in corn meal and make athentic Canadian bacon. Cant wait.
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Re: BACON
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2004, 11:51:52 pm »
Olds,

The LOIN thing is right on for the wife(unless zero intake really means zero).  When you fry it in a pan you nearly have to add oil.  Also the steaks on the grill is just down right wild, my favorite way to consume the the favored piece of hog.

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Re: BACON
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2004, 12:09:53 am »
I've done 6 or 8 butts so far and 2 centercut loins with the buckboard cure- both are very good but the loin is quite a bit leaner and should be OK for those with cholesterol concerns. Like MW says you might have to grease the griddle a little with that cut of meat. I've not yet tried the maple cure mentioned here but will with the next batch- sounds like a pretty tasty tweek to already proven recipe.

Achin' for bacon!

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Re: BACON
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2004, 11:31:08 pm »
Well I order the stuff today.... Let's see with shiping and curing for 20 days it looks like next month.
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Offline SAMMY C

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Re: BACON
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2004, 05:03:10 pm »
Back when I started this thread (Aug of 2003) there were few participants in the forum Chez being the main one, it's nice to see this forum grow. I appreciate all the feed back and tips on my bacon adventure as well as my cheese thread. Let the communication continue it helps us all [8D]