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#897893 - 09/23/08 08:01 PM Smoking.........curing and smoking bacon&hams
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
I bought a 35lb. pig, and raised it to over 350lb. this past summer.

After butchering we ground the shoulders&trimmings to make about 40 lb.s of brats, and sausage.

I got 8 beautiful racks of baby back ribs

Rendering the fat we ended up with about 10lbs. of the worlds best pork rinds&6 2lb. coffee cans of lard




Edited by Buzzard (02/04/09 03:20 PM)

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#897902 - 09/23/08 08:05 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
I brewed up 18 gallons of brine, then injected it into the hams

Placed hams&bacon into buckets and soaked in chilled brine. hams get 10 day soak, bacon 3 days in fridge kept at 38 degrees.

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#897908 - 09/23/08 08:06 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
After soaking in brine we smoke the bacon and brats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwgMxiA_g_E

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#897909 - 09/23/08 08:07 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Ricky Cox Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Loc: Lexington, Texas
Where's the picture of some of those brats cooking? smile Looks good and I know it a lot of work too.
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#897913 - 09/23/08 08:08 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
Fineshed product


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#897919 - 09/23/08 08:10 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
Sliced the bacon on my slicer

Ended up with about 38 lbs, of bacon

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#897921 - 09/23/08 08:10 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Ricky Cox Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Loc: Lexington, Texas
Oh great, now I'm hungry again! eek


Edited by Ricky Cox (09/23/08 08:10 PM)
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#897923 - 09/23/08 08:11 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Ricky Cox]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
Originally Posted By: Ricky Cox
Where's the picture of some of those brats cooking? smile Looks good and I know it a lot of work too.


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#897940 - 09/23/08 08:16 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
Now to really make you hungry! I also had two deer hams that I brined, and smoked!
This was a 35lb Bambi that committed suicide when it ran into a chainlink fence.
One ham I boned out the other I left whole

This is the whole ham with a nice finishing glaze

This is the boned out one that I sliced into lunch meat!It is wiith out doubt the best deer ham in the world!



Edited by Seaharvester (09/23/08 08:24 PM)

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#897946 - 09/23/08 08:19 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Pasadena Online   content
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Registered: 02/25/07
Loc: Ohio,45yrs old,
That looks great.What kind of wood did use for the smoke?
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#897948 - 09/23/08 08:20 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
Ricky Cox Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Loc: Lexington, Texas
Alright, I'm headed to the fridge now!
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#897954 - 09/23/08 08:22 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Ricky Cox]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
This is the hog hams&hocks. One ham was left whole bone in, for the holidays. The other I boned out before smoking, and sliced into 1/4"ham steaks, and lunch meat.


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#897956 - 09/23/08 08:23 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Pasadena]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
Originally Posted By: Pasadena
That looks great.What kind of wood did use for the smoke?

Hickory, sugar maple, and apple.

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#897957 - 09/23/08 08:24 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Ricky Cox]
Flattailin Offline
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Registered: 08/09/08
Loc: Pa
Nice Job, no waste either . Im buying a pig now lol

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#897959 - 09/23/08 08:25 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Seaharvester]
minktrapper6099 Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: northwest Ohio
You really are an artist with a pig. grin lol I wish you lived closer to me. I raise about 7,000 hogs a year. Oh the beautiful pictures we could make together. laugh

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#897961 - 09/23/08 08:27 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Flattailin]
Seaharvester Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
Originally Posted By: Flattailin
Nice Job, no waste either . Im buying a pig now lol

No waste, I even smoked the bones for my lil girl

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#897964 - 09/23/08 08:28 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: minktrapper6099]
Seaharvester Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/04/08
Loc: South Jersey
Originally Posted By: minktrapper6099
You really are an artist with a pig. grin lol I wish you lived closer to me. I raise about 7,000 hogs a year. Oh the beautiful pictures we could make together. laugh
That would cut into my deer hunting time! laugh

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#897965 - 09/23/08 08:28 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: Flattailin]
varmintshooter Offline
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Registered: 04/17/08
Loc: NE North Carolina
How about some pictures of your smoker. I have been wanting to build one and not sure where to start.

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#897979 - 09/23/08 08:33 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: varmintshooter]
minktrapper6099 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: northwest Ohio
If you want a good receipe for deer burgers try this. Buy some cheap smoked bacon ends & pieces at your local grocery store. Mix a pack or two in with your deer burger when you grind it up. It makes delicious deer bacon burgers. Put on the grill. Excellent!!!!!!! Also, just mixing a small amount of pork in with your deer burger really mellows it out for those that aren't real keen on straight venison and with the pork mixed in it adds a little grease so it frys up better.

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#897984 - 09/23/08 08:34 PM Re: Hog butchering, curing and smoking bacon&hams [Re: varmintshooter]
timberchopper Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Loc: ek, ks
CAn you discuss the brine in more detail? Did you inject the same brind as you soaked it in? or two different recipes? What was your brine made out of if you dont mind giving out the trade secrets.

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