How long does a side of bacon keep?

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How long does a side of bacon keep?

Postby frenchian2 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:48 pm

I have just finished two slabs of streaky bacon, each about 2kg. Cured then smoked. At this stage, I normally go back to the butcher who sold me the pork bellies, and they very kindly slice them for me. Then I freeze the bacon in packs.

However, they're on holiday till next Thursday.

It's been about ten days since I finished the curing - since then they've been kept in the fridge, apart from the day of smoking. Will they keep another 10 days before freezing?

Thanks
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Re: How long does a side of bacon keep?

Postby NCPaul » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:20 pm

It should be fine wrapped up in grease proof paper; the flavor will mature and be even better. You can even give them another cold smoke weather permitting.
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Re: How long does a side of bacon keep?

Postby frenchian2 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:08 am

Thanks, NCPaul, that's re-assuring.

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