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Butt_Pirate
11-28-2011, 10:25 AM
So last week PigTamer asked about Cinnamon Bacon last week in a thread. I had thought about this and was wanting to give it a shot so after his thread I thought no better time like the present. I picked up 3 slabs of pork belly and had to get more curing salt from my butcher. I toled the butcher about my plans for Cinnamon Bacon and also making my Honey-Agauve bacon(my fav and what I normally make) I think this time he will remember me for sure!
For the cure I used 1 1/2 tbl curing salt sprinkled right into the belly and I let that sit in for about 8 min before stuffing the pork belly into the ziplock bags(I put them in before the rest because its a real tight fit). After in the zip lock bags I rubbed in 3/4 cups Koher salt on all sides. Then dumped & rubbed a mix of 1/2 cup brown sugar/2 tablespoons Korintji Cinnamon and some extra salt. I then massaged it in really good and then finished up with the other two bellys of Honey/Agauve bacon.
Every day I gave the bags a flip and massaged them in some more.
5 Days later this morning I took the cured bellys out of the ziplocks and rinced them off. I let them sit on the counter to form a tacky pellicle and then set up my large BGE for cold smoking. Then my camera died so I got the bellys smoking and my camera chrging so I'll be back again with more pics of the finished product!
Cheers
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Set up before my camera died.

Phrasty
11-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Looking GREAT so far! :clap: Looking forward to the finaleŽ

Cheers

PigTamer
11-28-2011, 04:36 PM
Very nice...my attempt starts on Thursday

Butt_Pirate
11-28-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the inspiration to start my own! Just about finished now and I can't wait to get the final product ready to test! My camera battery is charged and ready.

gtr
11-28-2011, 04:50 PM
Lotta homemade bacon love around here lately - that's a good thing! Looks fantastic - can't wait to see more! :hungry:

Butt_Pirate
11-28-2011, 07:28 PM
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Butt_Pirate
11-29-2011, 06:50 AM
It chilled overnight in my barfridge and tonight I put the bellys though the slicer! So looking forward to trying this Cinnamn bacon, it smells incredible!