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Offline Gafala

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Apple Bacon Cure
« on: August 07, 2017, 10:01:59 pm »
I have had no luck finding a apple cured bacon recipe ,does any one out there have one.
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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 02:09:30 am »
I've never seen it, but I've tried wet cured bacon using apple cider. It came out pretty good, but it is a salt only cured bacon. If you want that traditional bacon flavor that nitrites provide add 1.5 ounces of cure #1, and reduce the salt by 1.5 tablespoons.

Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon

Additional Notes:
I cured for 4 days, and it was not salty.
Maybe if you use Boiled Cider (a syrup made for apple cider) instead of the molasses, that may increase the apple flavor.
One gallon of brine will brine up to around 25 pounds.


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Offline KyNola

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 07:00:18 am »
Check out this recipe.  While I have never made it I have talked to several that have and they love it.

http://www.letstalkbbq.com/index.php?topic=400.0

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 09:58:50 am »
I've never seen it, but I've tried wet cured bacon using apple cider. It came out pretty good, but it is a salt only cured bacon. If you want that traditional bacon flavor that nitrites provide add 1.5 ounces of cure #1, and reduce the salt by 1.5 tablespoons.

Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon

Additional Notes:
I cured for 4 days, and it was not salty.
Maybe if you use Boiled Cider (a syrup made for apple cider) instead of the molasses, that may increase the apple flavor.
One gallon of brine will brine up to around 25 pounds.

I think I will use this one the next time I do bacon, my daughter can only eat Apple smoked meats.
Bradley 4 rack Digital, 900 watt, Auber PID
Bradley cold smoke adapter
Char-Griller Smoking Pro BBQ Smoker with rotisserie
Brinkman Bullet Smoker
Weber 24”
Custom Hard Cure Cabinet for Salami
One Auber Master Temp monitor and two remotes with probes, up to ten remotes can be used.

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 02:22:28 pm »
I think I will use this one the next time I do bacon, my daughter can only eat Apple smoked meats.

Does she have nut allergies? I have a great niece who developed an allergy to nuts two years ago at the age of 10. She no longer attends my barbecues, due to the smoke produce from my Bradley, and other cookers, and the smoke on the meats and other foods.


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Offline Gafala

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 04:47:03 pm »
She only has problems with nuts if they are smoked, and red die #6. Hickory is the worst one for her instant migraine. She has not been here when I have been smoking so I don't know about that.

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Bradley cold smoke adapter
Char-Griller Smoking Pro BBQ Smoker with rotisserie
Brinkman Bullet Smoker
Weber 24”
Custom Hard Cure Cabinet for Salami
One Auber Master Temp monitor and two remotes with probes, up to ten remotes can be used.

Offline watchdog56

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 07:43:09 am »
Check out this recipe.  While I have never made it I have talked to several that have and they love it.

http://www.letstalkbbq.com/index.php?topic=400.0

Kynola- Do you think if it is  cold smoked for 5-6 hours I would need to  add smoke during the hot time? If so how long do you think I should smoke it for during that time?

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 04:36:04 pm »
I think the Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon one is the best but use Boiled Apple Cider instead of the Molasses more flavor. I will be trying that in a few weeks.

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Char-Griller Smoking Pro BBQ Smoker with rotisserie
Brinkman Bullet Smoker
Weber 24”
Custom Hard Cure Cabinet for Salami
One Auber Master Temp monitor and two remotes with probes, up to ten remotes can be used.

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Re: Apple Bacon Cure
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 01:43:23 am »
Just a short note. If you decide to use cure #1 in the Scrape Iron Bacon, to give it the bacon-like flavor, the 1.5 ounces of cure #1 per gallon of liquid provides a safe ppm of nitrites in bacon, since you will not be injecting. Even with injecting, it is highly unlikely the home user could inject more than 10% brine. The 1.5 ounces cure #1 is equal to 7.5 teaspoons.


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