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    Default Makin' Bacon

    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.




    David J

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    Default Bacon Success

    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


    Maple Syrup Version


    And some fried up

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    DJ3,
    Man, that's some good looking bacon!!!!

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    Lookin' REALLY good, David. Wish I had a scratch-n-sniff monitor!

    Good job!
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    Default Envious!

    That bacon looks awesome!

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    Thanks all ..I am definitely pleased with the results and will be doing more soon.

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    Default recipe

    Can you post up your curing recipe for us, it looks great!! How was the bacon??

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    Well, how was it?

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    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!
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