Making bacon from start to finish

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  1. pentail

    pentail Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Done up a few pork bellies. Each belly was cut in half to make 5-7 pound pieces then cured in a mix of salt, brown sugar, sorghum molasses, red and black pepper and a little pink salt (instacure #1) for a week in the fridge, then rinsed, dried overnight and smoked at low temps the next day over hickory and apple

    out of the cure to dry and form pellicle

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    into the smoker

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    out of the smoker

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  2. pentail

    pentail Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    ran through a meat slicer

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    vacuum sealed in one pound bags for the freezer

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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Lotta work, but sure looks good.
     
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    Wow! Nice work!
     
  5. pentail

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    Used some of it to wrap some backstrap from a late season doe tonight. Then onto the smoker it went.

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    wow! looks awesome.
     
  7. marsh fox

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    A proper job. :tu
     
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    Does anyone in New Zealand make bacon like that? We only saw "streaky bacon" while there for a couple of weeks. That stuff was the only low point of the trip. We learned to accept it's presence with humor but it sucked big weenies in truth.
     
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    There is a little shop in st clair Dunedin does their own bacon its awesome, i can ask the wife what its called, The kiwis have their moments with the culinary delights but the best eat in New Zealand is pig cooked in a hanghi a hole in the ground with hot rocks or heated old car cylinder heads etc, mrs cooks little boy let the pigs go in New zealand for this very purpose. He was from Yorkshire like me so he knew what he was doing. :joker
     

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