First time home cured bacon

  • First go at home cured bacon, won’t be the last.

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  • Nice job and too good to be in the WDYC thread.


    Can we have some detail on your method ?

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  • Ok, went and saw the great man Dwayne to purchase some rubs and grabbed a bacon cure while I was there. He has a few to choose from.

    I’m not really into the sweet flavours so he directed me to the Deep South East one.

    Bought a 2kg piece of pork belly from the local supermarket and followed the instructions. This one requires giving it a liberal coat of the cure and into an air sealed container or zip lock bag which is what I used.

    Into the fridge for 6-8 days and then washed off and dried and onto the smoker.

    I cooked it on the Masterbuilt with iron bark for smoke at 230f until it hit 150f internal.

    Overall really impressed and definitely will be doing lots more.!

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  • Yep it’s pretty simple 👍🏼


    Looks good :yum)

    Never enough BBQ


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  • werewolf tasted great. This one had underlying flavours of fennel as it was in the cure.

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  • Interesting thanks! I've only ever followed the Jess Pyrles method, with loin, and thought each time the fat/ came out tasting rank. The meat itself amazing flavour, just a much denser texture than shop bacon. I cut off the rind before curing too

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  • werewolf i use Jesses mix also and never had any complaints- I have modified it slightly over time - more salt less paprika. Brown suger or maple .

    And it’s always turned out great .

    I also use “misty gully “ bacon cure and it’s very hard to fault if you ask a me .!

    And I love me bacon !

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • great work I've been seeing a few taking the leap recently at the end of the day quite proud of themselves bacon has never tasted so good enjoy mate 👌👍🍻

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