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Got hold of a side of pork belly t'other day....

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Did a BJ butchery on it...😉...and finished up taking the ribs out and left plenty of meat on them...2 pieces for streaky, and two slabs for burnt bits.

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Set too this morning and started curing the two slabs for streaky..

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My Streaky came out the vac bags this morning, now air drying for a couple of days. Quite please with the results for a first attempt. Thanks for the advise on the way @Icefever

I might take some & cold smoke it, though i'm not overly keen on smoked bacon unless it's a light, slightly sweet flavour. Maple or Beech maybe?

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Cheers n Gone Nick

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So here was my first streaky both green & smoked. It was cold smoked with maple for 10 hours then packed & rested for 4 days, then sliced & frozen.

I think I may have forgotten to wash the smoked piece before smoking as it is a bit on the salty side.

Green

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Smoked

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Cooked

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I now have 5kg of back curing. 

Thanks for giving the confidence through your videos  & giving me the inspiration to give this a crack Ice

Cheers n Gone Nick

 

 

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On 6/11/2020 at 1:25 PM, Skagg2000 said:

I now have 5kg of back curing. 

Sorry Nick I missed this post, looking good & 5kg in the cure,  so much going on at the moment, both life & on the forum.. A little tip that @Wade posted a while back,  I sliced in the beginning, but Wade said that keeping it in blocks was better.  I now cut into blocks that we know we can use in a week or so, vacpac and freeze. I've washed the streaky I'm had in a cure for 9 days, it's now drying in the fridge...the wife wants this batch smoked so looking at Wednesday 🤞.

 

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