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Bacon cure?
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:25:06 PM »
I butchered a 1/2 pig last week. Have a big belly slab for bacon and  box of Buckboard bacon cure. I do Canadian bacon all the time and cure for 7 days typically. How long on the slab? I've done a couple before, but can't remember if I went more or less than 7 days.
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 04:27:30 PM »
The stuff I use says 10 days with a flip sides halfway through. Keep on a non metallic surface.  :tup:
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 09:15:35 PM »
The Buckboard box shows 10 days for a shoulder which is substantially thicker. I've read somewhere how much penetration per day but can't remember. Maybe 1/4 inch per
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 07:40:45 AM »
I usually do 13 days for belly using bbb. flipping half way through.
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 07:42:05 AM »
Started it last night   :tup:

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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 08:03:28 AM »
YUM!!!
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 04:33:45 PM »
Q,

With the BBB cure, I go 8 days on the bellies, flipping every other day.  After curing I soak for 2-2.5 hours changing the water twice in that time.  That usually gives me the  right amount of saltiness ( I don't like my bacon overly salty).
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 07:02:56 PM »
Q,

With the BBB cure, I go 8 days on the bellies, flipping every other day.  After curing I soak for 2-2.5 hours changing the water twice in that time.  That usually gives me the  right amount of saltiness ( I don't like my bacon overly salty).
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 07:50:50 PM »
After soaking take a piece test fry it. That way you know the salt content  :twocents:
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 08:18:49 PM »
After soaking take a piece test fry it. That way you know the salt content  :twocents:
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2018, 06:38:34 AM »
I cure bellies for 10 days with bbb - I also mix in about a cup of brown sugar to mine as well
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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2018, 08:47:09 PM »
I cure bellies for 10 days with bbb - I also mix in about a cup of brown sugar to mine as well
well that sounds good. I'm gonna do that as well.

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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2018, 08:50:54 PM »
Caught a steelhead today that is in the brine for
The smoker tomorrow  :)
Funny how one is a 12 hr soak the other is 7-10 days.

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Re: Bacon cure?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2018, 11:56:13 AM »
Congrats on the SH  :tup:
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