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Buckboard Bacon Burnt Ends . . . Experiment

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  • johnec00
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 605
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Equipment:
      '88 Vintage Fire Magic gasser with over 3000 cooks to its credit
      18 Inch Weber Kettle (Rescued from neighbor's trash)
      Rotisserie for 18 inch kettle
      Master Forge propane smoker
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      2X Thermoworks cooking thermometer
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      LEM grinder, sausage stuffer and meat slicer (all gifts)

      Favorite Beer:
      Key West Wheat

    Buckboard Bacon Burnt Ends . . . Experiment

    I typically cut the excess layer of fat off the top of Boston Butt before smoking to make pulled pork. Frequently, I have cut off the fat layer plus about an inch of meat and used this to make buckboard bacon. This time, I decided to try "buckboard bacon burnt ends". Here's what a piece of the raw material looked like:

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    I cured 3 one pound slabs in Meathead's maple bacon cure (with about 2/3 of the recipe's salt). Cured for a week then rinsed thoroughly. Then to the PBC and hung for about 2 hours to an IT of 180º. Used a couple of cherry chunks:

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    Smoked buckboard bacon:

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    Cut up into cubes, added a generous quantity of MMD, some orange blossom honey and then about ¼ cup of maple sugar:

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    Poked a hole in the aluminum pan to allow some of the fat to drain out. (Also placed another aluminum pan on a lower grate in the PBC to catch the drained fat). Back into the PBC for 3 more hours, and done.

    Sweet - salty - crunchy - goodness! Can't eat just one.

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  • HouseHomey
    Club Member
    • May 2016
    • 5554
    • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
    • Equipment
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    #2
    That is freeking gorgeous! Nice work!

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    • JCGrill
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 1850
      • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
      • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
        Gas - Saber
        Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
        Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

      #3
      Yum!

      Comment

      • HawkerXP
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 6310
        • Virginia
        • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
          Thermopops
          Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
          Slo n Sear
          Cold beer

        #4
        I can feel my heart slowing down just looking a t t h i s......

        Comment


        • johnec00
          johnec00 commented
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          No worry, these were made from a new low cholesterol, high omega-3 pig (NOT)
      • hoovarmin
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1126
        • Neptune Beach, FL
        • Weber Performer 22
          SNS
          Joule
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermapen
          Kingsford Blue Bag

        #5
        Righteous

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        • Oakgrovebacon
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 1996
          • South central Illinois

          #6
          Wow! I am sure you can’t just eat one! Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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          • Steve B
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 3170
            • Rockland county New York
            • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
              Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

              22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

              Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

              1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
              1 maverick et-733 - gray
              1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
              1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
              1 thermoworks thermopop - red

              Pre Miala flavor injector
              taylor digital scale
              TSM meat grinder
              chefs choice food slicer
              cuisinhart food processor
              food saver vacuum sealer
              TSM harvest food dehydrator

            #7
            I can eat just one.



            One tray that is.
            I’m feeling my artery's closing up as we speak. 👍👊

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            • jgreen
              Charter Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 2742
              • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
              • Cookers:
                Broil King XL
                Broil King Smoke
                Weber Kettle 26
                Grilla Pellet smoker
                Capital 40 natural gas
                Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

                Thermometer:
                Maverick 733
                Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
                Thermo works DOT (or two)
                Fireboard (probably my favourite)
                Thermworks Smoke (or two)

                Accessories:
                SnS (original, plus and XL)
                DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
                Vortex
                Grillgrates
                and, maybe some other toys as well

              #8
              Wow. Those look awesome.

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              • Psinderson
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 258
                • Pittsburgh, PA
                • Cookers:
                  - 2013 18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain'
                  - 2012 22" Weber One Touch Silver
                  - 2015 Weber Spirit 210 Gasser

                  Thermometers:
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                  - Thermoworks DOT, white, with meat probe and air probe

                  Accessories:
                  - Grill Grates
                  - Rotisserie attachment for Kettle
                  - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney

                  Beverages:
                  - Total beer geek
                  - Whiskey, preferably a good Rye but I also enjoy Bourbon, Wheat and Scotch

                #9
                Holy cow! Those look great. I am trying my hand at bacon for the first time this weekend and I have thought about buckboard bacon....but now I just want those burnt ends.....

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                • Spinaker
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                  • Nov 2014
                  • 10958
                  • Land of Tonka
                  • John "J R"
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                  #10
                  Dyna-MITE!

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                  • HorseDoctor
                    Charter Member
                    • Sep 2014
                    • 1147
                    • Central Iowa

                    #11
                    Oh my... !!! That looks awesome!

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                    • DWCowles
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 9702
                      • Smiths Grove, Ky
                      • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                      #12
                      Beautiful!

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