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Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby spawnoflard » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:13 am

Hi

I am trying to find a really good resource for wet curing bacon.
I've followed the advice on this video

https://youtu.be/ytkfZ7Z6VlE

however it doesn't mention weights.
Like the video I use a shop bought, center cut pork loin back.
The taste is pretty much like the Back Bacon in the UK but the meat when cooked is a little dry than when I cooked it in the UK.
Is it possible I should look for a better cut or cure it for less time before packing it to let the salts stabilise.
If anyone knows some good resources I'd really appreciate it.
Also I'm thinking of converting a whiskey barrel into a smoker, has anyone also tried this.
I like the barrel idea as it seems like less of a project than others smokers I've seen.

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Re: Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby aero280 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:10 pm

Ianinfrance who posted on here in the past, did a lot of bacon curing. He recommended a website or blog that specialised in that. I had a search but couldn’t find the link.

He also did smoking.

Maybe someone else here has the link?

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Re: Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby Sakkarin » Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:20 pm

I did a search on "ianinfrance" to make sure it was the right one! Here's a search for "Wiltshire Cure".

https://forum.sausagemaking.org/search. ... shire+cure

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Re: Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:22 pm

Great teamwork lads!

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Re: Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby scullion » Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:41 pm

i think the thread from ian was on wildfood, along with another. many of his posts have been lost but there's still enough info there to be a bit of help, i should think.
http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=235&hilit=curing+bacon
http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=139&hilit=curing+bacon

and one on smoking.
http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4436&p=120839&hilit=curing+bacon#p120839

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Re: Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby Stokey Sue » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:50 pm

It was the forum Sakkarin posted, sausages making but largely about baconn too, I remember it

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Re: Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby scullion » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:59 pm

yes, but there's a load more info and discussion on the links i posted - i thought it would be interesting to someone who may just be starting down that path to see how other people got on.

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Re: Wiltshire Cure bacon

Postby spawnoflard » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:15 am

WOW

Thanks for all the responses everyone.
Been too busy with work to keep an eye on this.

Really appreciate all the help on this and will let you know how I get on.

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