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Homemade cottage bacon

post #1 of 11
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Just thought I would share one of my recent smoking sessions. Cottage bacon made from a pork butt roast.

Ready for the smoker:


After 7 hours smoking:


And sliced the next day:


Ready for the freezer, I use my FoodSaver a lot:


I gave it an overnight rest in the fridge before slicing so it could firm up. I was also out of cure so I grabbed a Buckboard bacon kit from High Mountain Jerky. It isn't bad but next time around I am adding some maple sugar to sweeten it a bit more. Started with a 7 pound bone in roast and finished with 5 1/2 pounds of bacon.
post #2 of 11
I found it necessary to allow my Buckboard Bacon to rest about a full week following smoking to allow the flavors to mellow a bit.

What differentiates Buckboard Bacon from Cottage Bacon?
What kind of smoker did you use?

Myself I use the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker for all of my slow cooks. As a matter of fact, I made some maple cured bacon for the first time using a side of pork (pork belly) - all 12 pounds of it. :bounce:

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post #3 of 11
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Same thing different name. I used my Traeger to smoke it, temps held around 185 the whole time.
post #4 of 11
Gee, I just finished dinner, but these pictures made me hungry again!

I've got to try it sometime.

mjb.
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post #5 of 11
beautiful MaryB! dam thats looking good
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post #6 of 11

Need to try this bacon

Hello folks
Where can I get the cure or recipe for this boston butt. It looks great.
Thanks
Tommy
post #7 of 11
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post #8 of 11
For Buckboard Bacon, checkout this recipe at the Virtual Weber Bullet website. The site provides tons of information concerning meat smoking using Weber's Smokey Mountain Cooker.

I've now begun to cure and smoke my own pork bellies.

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post #9 of 11
what about a home made cure? what comes in the packet? i've tried two part salt to sugar pluss some other herbs and spices. and how long do you let it smoke for?
thanks
post #10 of 11
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You need to use a curing salt of some sort, it comes in the kit, or Morton Tender Quick is one, another is prague powder, insta-cure, etc... Curing Salt : Butcher & Packer
post #11 of 11
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I smoked it with the Traeger temp at 180 degrees until the internal temp reached 145 degrees.
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