collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: making ham & bacon  (Read 529 times)

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 18549
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
making ham & bacon
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:04:40 PM »
Maxing up some brine, 5 gallons at a time, I'll need 15 gallons total.  Doing two hams and a bunch of bacon.

5 gallons water
5c sugar
5c morton flake salt
5 tbsp morton quick cure
1c molasses  (kinda worried about this, last time I used about 1/2C per 5 gallons, but I wanted a bit more of that oaky flavor in it this time. 
1/2C turned out great I had some this afternoon
)




I pour in hot water in the bottom, mix it up with an immersion blender to get it all fully emulsified. 




Pour in cold water once the salt and sugar are dissolved in the water, fill the bucket.



The brine only penetrates about an inch, so one must inject



especially important to get it down in next to the bone or you'll end up with brown spots in your ham when you cut it



Add a bag of air to the top



See you next month!


sent from the telephone

« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 06:26:16 PM by KFhunter »

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 18549
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: making ham & bacon
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 06:17:23 PM »
same deal with wet brine on the bacon, reduce cure time to 14 days max or it gets salty.

Offline brew

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 1028
  • Location: yelm
Re: making ham & bacon
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 06:40:39 PM »
looks good.  what cut do you use for bacon ?  i've used pork bellies but recently have been using the shoulders (butts) for bigger bacon
beer---it's whats for dinner

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 18549
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: making ham & bacon
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 06:43:23 PM »
I'm using bellies off two hogs

Offline brew

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 1028
  • Location: yelm
Re: making ham & bacon
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 06:50:55 PM »
copy...i need to get back into raising my own pigs again as the bellies i buy from cash & carry aren't very big..maybe 1 1/2" tall max.  I do love making my own bacon...have never made my own hams but those look good.  thanks for sharing
beer---it's whats for dinner

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 18549
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: making ham & bacon
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 07:03:46 PM »
I made a Christmas ham last year, burgundy glaze,  it was good. 

Everyone devoured it and left the goose and turkey untouched  :chuckle:


Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 18549
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: making ham & bacon
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 07:06:20 PM »
copy...i need to get back into raising my own pigs again as the bellies i buy from cash & carry aren't very big..maybe 1 1/2" tall max.  I do love making my own bacon...have never made my own hams but those look good.  thanks for sharing

Some of the belly is 3+ inches thick, I injected it.   When you cut your own hog you can do whatever you like! 

I even made bacon off a boar that would top 600 lbs, injected and brined for 14+ days.  Dang it was good, but chewy...I called it jerky bacon but you'd just chew and chew and chew and the flavor just kept coming. 

Offline Threewolves

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 284
Re: making ham & bacon
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 07:40:55 PM »
looks like it would work for bear
Of course I am a legend, I'm just not as chattie as most.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Well, did ya? by WSU
[Today at 01:16:11 PM]


The chance at a chance (drawing odds/%) by bobcat
[Today at 01:14:25 PM]


detail fishing regs by blackpowderhunter
[Today at 01:04:49 PM]


my fist bear by rasbo
[Today at 01:03:33 PM]


Westside Pheasant hunting on the chopping block by jagermiester
[Today at 01:03:16 PM]


WTB 6.5 prc brass by Bigshooter
[Today at 01:00:24 PM]


For sale Seek Outside Silvertip by Tim in Wa.
[Today at 12:57:08 PM]


Nevada Draw by KopperBuck
[Today at 12:55:56 PM]


.41 MAG Bear bullet ? by OutHouse
[Today at 12:50:28 PM]


Krackers Dill TarTar Sauce by Encore 280
[Today at 12:36:26 PM]


For Sale: Ruger New Model Blackhawk Convertible 45 ACP, 45 COLT by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 12:30:03 PM]


Washington State Stuck It To The RV'ers! by DRobnsn
[Today at 12:29:20 PM]


Bearpaw Season - Spring 2019 by wheels
[Today at 12:19:25 PM]


pronghorn management meetings by wheels
[Today at 12:10:50 PM]


WTS WTT brand new in box Mossberg Patriot package 30-06 fluted barrel DBM WS by cowlitz77
[Today at 12:08:12 PM]


FS: Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield by ilopezz
[Today at 12:07:18 PM]


For Sale 6 man Kifaru tipi by Tim in Wa.
[Today at 11:54:36 AM]


WDFW considers cutting responses to wild animals by Bango skank
[Today at 11:46:13 AM]


Tanzania: How Hunting Saves Wildlife by bearpaw
[Today at 11:36:14 AM]


montana antelope by mburrows
[Today at 11:33:06 AM]