Making Bacon

Discussion in 'Recipes, Storage and Preparation of Seafood' started by tinboatrobb, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. tinboatrobb

    tinboatrobb Active Member

    A bunch of trout and 4 pieces of salmon in the brine. Will post final product tomorrow. I figure 8hr brine, 4hrs of fan and then smoke for 5hrs. Anyone see a problem with that? Trout were 2 to 4 lbs each so not thick fillets. Salt and brown sugar for brine.

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  2. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    where do you guys that make bacon in the vancouver area find is the best place to buy your pork bellies?
  3. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    0A40D3A5-80CA-41F1-9B91-E2036CE0ED80.jpeg C9C98C37-8F38-4F98-8662-AA512A95AF33.jpeg 0A40D3A5-80CA-41F1-9B91-E2036CE0ED80.jpeg All sliced up ready to eat
  4. tinboatrobb

    tinboatrobb Active Member

    Trout and a few pieces of salmon all done ready for vac packing. Quite tasty.

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  5. Rain City

    Rain City Well-Known Member

    I buy my meat at Beefway on Kingsway.
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  6. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    This bacon needs to be stared at for a long time... spilling my drink ;) ** @fishin solo bacon**
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  7. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    Let's get this bacon thread back on track. 20180101_160758.jpg
  8. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    Great thread and the product looks unreal you guys , gonna start a tradition in making bacon, like smoked salmon every year.
    i swear i keep coming back for a look.
  9. getbent

    getbent Well-Known Member

    You can buy pretty decent bellies right from Britco in Langley but they have a pretty hefty minimum.
    Every year , as we know, pork goes on sale in the New Year. Everything from whole legs (hams) to shoulder/butts (sausage) to bellies.
    Buy Low foods has Bellies on around this time for about $3/lb...Britco is around $3/lb but I think the minimum is 50lbs right now.

    The very best, is to find someone who breeds and sells heritage pork, far more pricey, but is a complete game changer...our commercial pork is raised to be lean.
    The heritage breeds are far more flavorful with a higher degree of fat which you need for good side bacon...if you want lean, use a different cut of pork IMHO.
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  10. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    Wish somewhere in vic/langford had a sale on pork bellys as well
    last batch I did was from local pigs man it was good
  11. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

    My son works at glenwood meats so I picked up a 13.5 pound fresh belly yesterday. They have nice product and the prices aren't too rediculous but they certainly aren't $3 a pound!

    I'll post pics when I have some free time to get this going.

    Any brine suggestions?
  12. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    pm getbent his is really good best ive had and I'm on my third batch I like it a lot better then the pops brine
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  13. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    yup...between the right way to cook bacon and his recipe ..pretty dam good stuff...:D
  14. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Ok you guys, who can send me the recipe you guys are using looks so good!
  15. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

  16. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    It sure could... thats all @fishin solo work , i just fixed his pic.
  17. fishyboy99

    fishyboy99 Active Member

    13B30DD3-88A5-499D-A427-AA3248705284.jpeg Picked up a couple of smaller sides down at Costco in the US, $2.99 lb, 17lbs overall. Have them in the brine, now have to wait a couple of weeks. Not the usual Valentine’s Day gift to the wife, glad that she would rather have this than the other stuff.
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  18. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

  19. tinboatrobb

    tinboatrobb Active Member

    Looking good. I will be smoking mine over Easter. Good luck
  20. Stew

    Stew New Member

    I would love to try this. Can someone post a proven receipt? Just priced pork belly here in Smithers $6.09 a lb. How does that compare to down south?

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