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Offline micsager

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bacon brine recipe
« on: February 25, 2016, 09:43:29 am »
Hi folks-

I've got a Bradley smoker.  And have smoked a few batches of bacon.  Wet brine, dry brine, and a few different recipes of each.  Just got them off the Web.  But nothing really has me impressed.  I did recently get the cold smoker attachment, and trying to find a good cold smoked bacon recipe. 

Anyone willing to offer such? 
« Last Edit: February 25, 2016, 04:28:16 pm by micsager »

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Re: bacon brine recipe
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 09:29:06 pm »
Now's the time of the year to do it. While it's still chilly outside.

I like Ruhlman's cure. Nice and balanced. Makes bacon, ham- but it's a dry cure with a flip once a day for 5-7 days'

Once cured and in the smoker first day do a really short heavy cold smoke then follow up with light smoke once a day for a week. Or you can do a heavy hot smoke until an internal temp of 165 and cool the bacon with a hose or a bath, which will also mellow things a bit.
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