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DavidJ3d
04-16-2011, 11:35 AM
Got a little less than 7lbs of pork belly in 4 pieces and cured it this last week.

Used the cure from: Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing. For two of them I used maple syrup per the recipe (on right below), for the other two I used blackstrap molasses (on left).

Now they are rinsed and drying in the fridge for 24 hours.

Will update this post tomorrow when I have smoked them.

Looking good so far though.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_TVJPbgTyMW8/Tam-ZJzvsGI/AAAAAAAABG0/t2JxImzTBEM/s400/IMG_1849.JPGhttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_TVJPbgTyMW8/Tam-cYT9uZI/AAAAAAAABHE/c_NbGwemcpk/s400/IMG_1853.JPG


David J

DavidJ3d
04-17-2011, 02:05 PM
Smoked all four pieces of cured belly with about 6oz of hickory until the internal temp of the biggest one was 150.

Then I cut each one in half (longest one in thirds) because my meat slicer wouldn't hold them whole and sliced them thick.

Blackstrap Version
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_TVJPbgTyMW8/Tas3R6YyUtI/AAAAAAAABIQ/NtNWh-0OgHI/s400/IMG_1854.JPG

Maple Syrup Version
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_TVJPbgTyMW8/Tas3S2pf23I/AAAAAAAABIU/ZWxVnmsybPc/s400/IMG_1855.JPG

And some fried up
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_TVJPbgTyMW8/Tas3TrF2DkI/AAAAAAAABIY/HL9OZ-LEcoI/s400/IMG_1860.JPG

bigwalleye
04-17-2011, 05:07 PM
DJ3,
Man, that's some good looking bacon!!!!

Wheelz
04-18-2011, 10:43 AM
Lookin' REALLY good, David. Wish I had a scratch-n-sniff monitor! :D

Good job!

DReeves
04-20-2011, 05:09 PM
That bacon looks awesome!

DavidJ3d
04-21-2011, 05:11 PM
Thanks all ..I am definitely pleased with the results and will be doing more soon.

NBResort
04-30-2011, 10:07 AM
Can you post up your curing recipe for us, it looks great!! How was the bacon??

Doc
05-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Well, how was it?:confused:

DReeves
05-30-2012, 11:19 AM
David,

Looks amazing. We would all like to know how it turned out, and we would also love the recipe! The link above does not appear to work for me :(

Thanks for posting these mouth-watering pics!