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Pumbaa 09-27-2012 04:16 PM

Whiskey cured bacon?
 
anyone every try?

Just added Jameson to my normal dry cure rub for my bacon . . . I'll keep ya posted

Bottenbrew 09-27-2012 06:26 PM

I'm intrigued. What else do you use in your cure? My first batch of bacon is due to be smoked tomorrow.

AZ_IPA 09-27-2012 06:34 PM

I keep meaning to make bacon infused whiskey, does that count?

Pumbaa 09-27-2012 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bottenbrew (Post 4449920)
I'm intrigued. What else do you use in your cure? My first batch of bacon is due to be smoked tomorrow.

my base is 2:1 dark brown sugar:kosher salt then I add to it from there depending what I feel like and what I have on hand.

static 09-27-2012 06:45 PM

Just curious. Why Jameson vs something cheaper like Evan Williams or comparable? I use cheap whiskey when doing a long smoke on a brisket and it turns out nicely. I've thought about curing my own on more than one occasion just haven't got there yet.

Pumbaa 09-28-2012 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by static (Post 4449990)
Just curious. Why Jameson vs something cheaper like Evan Williams or comparable? I use cheap whiskey when doing a long smoke on a brisket and it turns out nicely. I've thought about curing my own on more than one occasion just haven't got there yet.

Cuz it's what I had and I really am not a fan of it so it will use it up. Personally I prefer Tullamore Dew if I'm drinking Irish whiskey.

static 09-28-2012 04:02 AM

Ahh gotcha. Well hope it turns out nicely. I need to sort out curing my own.

Pumbaa 09-28-2012 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by static (Post 4451390)
Ahh gotcha. Well hope it turns out nicely. I need to sort out curing my own.

it's simple as pie . . . BTW after did a bit more research on the subject . . . just a thought
(wet cure process but <meh> )
http://davescupboard.blogspot.com/2008/05/whiskey-cured-bacon.html
Quote:

  • The Canadian Whiskey with the maple sugar cure is a lot nicer. A bit sweet, but pleasantly so; the caramel overtones in the whiskey complimented and accented the maple and made this cure much more worthwhile than the plain Canadian.
  • The Rum-cured bacon is delicious, one of the best bacons I have ever had. The rum flavor held up beautifully to the cure and the smoke; one of our favorites.
  • The Bourbon also stood up well to the smoke and the cure, and delivered a rich, full bourbon flavor with delicious hints of vanilla and caramel. Another favorite, and another cure I will happily use again.
  • Southern Comfort gave me the most surprising results, because I really don't like the stuff to drink. None of the faintly citrus notes survived the cure or the smoke, but the bacon has a wonderful whiskey flavor accented with toasted cane sugar reminiscent of cotton candy. It's quite good, and as a result I'd be happy to make this variety of bacon again. Good thing, too, because somehow I've managed to acquire two bottles of Southern Comfort, and I have no intention ever to drink the nasty stuff.


static 09-28-2012 09:36 PM

Interesting read. One of the things that has stopped me is the cold smoke aspect of it. I found your thread with the link to the A-mazen-smoker thing that you posted. So to do it in my UDS, just light and place in the bottom of the fire box and let er smoke away if I'm reading that right. That may solve my issue and would make smoking some cheese easy peasy as well. Loves me some light apple smoked cheddar :mug:

Pumbaa 10-07-2012 12:54 AM

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Well there she is . . .
Whiskey cured and smoked with whiskey barrel chips.
It was just over 13 lbs when I started and I had to cut it to fit it in the fridge for curing.
I'll let ya know how it turned out after the party I made it for. For those invited that cant make it (check your facebook events) . . . well . . . more for me :tank:


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