Been a little while since my last baconfest

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Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:02 pm

The wife asked me for more bacon. First of all, man has pork prices gone up. 40#’s worth this time. Mainly 1/2 Canadian bacon and the rest belly and cottage bacon. Trying a new salt
Percentage to try. 0.2% less
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:36 pm

With the prices of pork belly, I have become a fan of cottage bacon/ham. I've found some boneless butts for $1.99 a pound. Filet them, and mix some Hoochie Mama to your cure. Been doing 4 to 7 days dry cure, and then add good water and wet cure for 5 more days. Soak for a day, and hang for 12 to 24 hours. Quick rub of Hoochie Mama, and into the smoker. Feel free to use any rub you prefer.
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:26 pm

I paid 3.99 a pound for shoulder, 2.69 for port loin and can’t remember on belly.
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:01 pm

If you have any Chinese Markets in your area, try them. Pork belly here is $5.00 a pound. But the Oriental markets are $3.99 for boneless skinless.
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Rambo » Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:42 pm

I’ve told you this before but I’m going to say it again; you need to move to TEXAS
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:51 pm

There are a lot of liberals moving to AZ.
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Copasspupil » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:23 am

Rambo wrote:I’ve told you this before but I’m going to say it again; you need to move to TEXAS



If this crap keeps up, I will.
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Rambo » Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:25 am

Copasspupil wrote:
Rambo wrote:I’ve told you this before but I’m going to say it again; you need to move to TEXAS



If this crap keeps up, I will.

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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Copasspupil » Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:04 pm

Oh I’ve been looking. I’m waiting on 2 certification to get before I can apply for Chief positions down there. 1 takes 2 years to get.
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Rambo » Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:50 pm

Find you a nice town around 35-75k: hopefully away from Houston, Dallas, and other major areas
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Copasspupil » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:21 pm

Will do
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby jmcrig » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:28 pm

Just pulled this out of the smoker. Two pork butts turned into Apple-Chipotle Cottage Bacon. Blooming now, and will slice tomorrow with pictures. Enjoy follow Baconfest Lovers
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Rambo » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:43 pm

Can’t wait to stir Crig
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby Copasspupil » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:59 pm

24 hours for pellicle and smoke them all tomorrow.
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Re: Been a little while since my last baconfest

Postby jmcrig » Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:50 pm

Forgot the pictures. I'll take some tomorrow and post. Sorry everyone. Too busy eating it.
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