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Mad Max 12-07-2009 01:55 PM

Pepper and Brown Sugar BuckBoard Bacon
Finally, got around to making some BuckBoard, this weekend. Actually, the process started about 12 days ago, with a de-boned 8# butt.

The cure:

Followed the recommended manufacturer's instructions. Read Thirdeye's web site on BuckBoard (thanks Thirdeye). Once the cure was rubbed on:

This when I realized that I was out of foodsavers bags and it was 1:00am, so zip-lock bags will do the trick.

After 12 days of sitting in the refrigerator and the cure ,turning the bags everyday, finally got a good weather thumbs up. About 8 hours, prior to the start of smoking the bacon, I soaked and changed the water, several times, to remove the salt, especially, since I went over the 10 day recommendation.

Then I made a rub of black pepper, brown sugar and a little kosher salt. I started the kettle with about six briquettes and had some hickory chunks soaking in water, for about two hours. No flames, only wanted smoke. Set the bacon on indirect heat and closed the bottom vents and partially open on the top.

It smoked for about 4.5 hours and finally reached an internal temp. of 130 degrees.

Sliced it up really thin, with the slicing knife, used wax paper to keep it separated and the used the food saver, to vacuum sealed, the portions to save. Sorry, for the cell phone quality, but need batteries for digital cam.

And finally, the finished product! In a non stick pan, let it get crispy and crunchy. Almost lost my hands, putting this on the table. Nothing beats the smell of bacon, anytime. :lol: I think a bacon and egg sammy is in the near future.

IronStomach 12-07-2009 02:09 PM

Mmm, bacon and egg sanwhiches are aways great breakfast! Add a tomato and call it lunch and dinner! :-D

Mad Max 12-07-2009 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by IronStomach (Post 1105558)
Mmm, bacon and egg sanwhiches are aways great breakfast! Add a tomato and call it lunch and dinner! :-D

That's a great idea! Thanks.

chambersuac 12-07-2009 03:01 PM

looks great!

Mad Max 12-07-2009 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by chambersuac (Post 1105603)
looks great!


Rich Parker 12-07-2009 06:27 PM

Wow! That looks amazing.

Phesant 12-07-2009 06:30 PM

Nicely done.... I love BBB......mmmmmm....mmmmmmmm

Mad Max 12-07-2009 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by Rich Parker (Post 1105781)
Wow! That looks amazing.


Originally Posted by Phesant (Post 1105785)
Nicely done.... I love BBB......mmmmmm....mmmmmmmm

It quickly climbed the top 5 list in my family! Who doesn't like BACON!!!

1_T_Scot 12-07-2009 09:19 PM

Mmmmm looks great!

Redheart 12-07-2009 09:31 PM

lately I have been feeling like the cartoon dog in the commercials for Beggin Strips.
Boy that looks great!

cowgirl 12-07-2009 11:16 PM

Great looking bacon Max!!

Phubar 12-08-2009 08:46 AM

Nice looking bacon!

bigabyte 12-08-2009 09:41 AM

Looks fantastic!:cool:

JD McGee 12-08-2009 10:03 AM

Good job Max...that looks mighty tasty...:-P

Mad Max 12-08-2009 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by cowgirl (Post 1106039)
Great looking bacon Max!!

All I need, is to built a cold smoker, like yours and I'll be set!:wink:

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