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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 12 10:44 pm    Post subject: Bacon, Bacon and more Bacon - Final Pics Reply with quote

OK, Guys and Gals, we were makin' bacon yesterday.



No, not that kind. LOL
I got this recipe from Harry. Thanks Harry.(see below)

I bought a case of pork bellies. They had the skin removed, but still needed trimming and cleaning up.




Sticker shock



Got my cure #1 measured out. 1.1 grams per pound. Ya gotta have a scale. I got this one from Harbor Freight for about $20, I think.



The ingredients



I mixed everything into a little shaker jar. Makes it easier to mix and apply. (top left)




Rub into the meat. Use it all.



I then applied the Maple Syrup, Honey or left Plain for Pepper Bacon.
Wear disposable gloves and get ready for the biggest, stickiest mess that you have ever seen. No pictures of that, but here is the finished version all rolled and bagged up in 2 gallon ZipLock Bags. (l to r, Honey, Plain, Maple Syrup x 2)



Into the fridge for a 7 to 10 day cure.

Ingredients:
For each pound:
1.1 grams Cure #1
2.5 tsp Kosher Salt
2.5 tsp Granulated Sugar

These trimmed bellies weighed 7.5 to 9 pounds each so I used 1.5 to 1.75 Cups of Honey or Maple Syrup.
For the plain one, to be peppered later, I plan on 1/2 pound Cracked Black Pepper.

To Be Continued.
Thanks for lookin' and stay tuned.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 12 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waiting with a drooling fool look on my face... Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 12 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pat. Me too.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 12 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good, so far, Jarhead!
I am curious about how this turns out.
I wanna try makin' bacon too! Confused Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 12 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mac. I'm having a hard time waiting too.
It's easy to make. These are messy though.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far JH..

How many bellies did you get for that 85 bucks..?

Never priced out bellies up here in the Great White North..

I cant wait to see the finished product.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Roxy,
There were 4 bellies in the case.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking start bud. Just as an aside I found jowls for .99 lb at ethnic mart the other day. Going to be some good greens & beans soon...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead you have been on one helluva bacon kick. You had plenty of bacon and turned it all into pig candy and now you are left to makin bacon!!! I'll be lookin out for the end result. It's lookin good. And I guess pork bellies make the world go round because they always are giving the price of pork bellies on the farm report....I don't ever here them giving the price of ribs or butts Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jess. You just reminded me that I was gonna cut some of this off for salt pork. Chit!!!

KC this better last me through the BLT season. Thanks.
Can't wait for it to come off. Gonna pair it up with the maple sausage from last week and make one heck of a fatty. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good John, Im ready for the finished product!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Troy. Stay tuned.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon Jarhead, now your just makin everyone else look lazy. Embarassed
How long did it take you to clean up from the honey cure? Shocked
It is worth the effort though, Harry came up with a winner on that. I'm curious to see how the others come out, I'll stay tuned. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've just taken the phrase "Bringing home the bacon" to a whole new level.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead


Looks like you are the bacon king this week Jarhead
real nice job
Curious..though.. what was that pork belly a pound...I bought one
when I made a porchetta....a buddy sells to Hatfield
and sold me a belly and a butt for 40 dollars

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GF wrote:
C'mon Jarhead, now your just makin everyone else look lazy. Embarassed
How long did it take you to clean up from the honey cure? Shocked
It is worth the effort though, Harry came up with a winner on that. I'm curious to see how the others come out, I'll stay tuned. Very Happy

Thanks George, s-l-o-w-l-y lower your beer and back away. Now get off your @ss and get busy. Laughing

I cut it with some whiskey. It took me 4 shots to get that stuff on. Wink
Then I soaked me in 4 more tall boys. Looks clean to me. Shocked

+1 on Harry. I sent Harry a PM yesterday with a question. He replied with an idea that he is going to try. I am too. I'll let him divulge the info. Or stay tuned. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Old Smoker. I try to make a 6 month supply at a time. Plus it's cheaper to make your own. It don't shrivel up to nothing either.

Thanks Boomer. I paid $2.19 and there was no skin. I still had to trim a little fat off. I think I lost about 4 pounds.
I wish I would have take a before pic, other than the two packed together.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 12 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go Gunny:



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06 12 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing
Thanks Pat, I may need it. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06 12 4:24 am    Post subject: Oh my God!!! Reply with quote

I know I'm the FNG here, but I feel like Pavlov's Dog reading all these bacon posts. I need to keep a pile of napkins in my desk at work.

Can't wait to see how those get cooked up.
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