beery bacon chops and ham update,

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beery bacon chops and ham update,

Postby captain wassname » Mon May 13, 2013 8:49 am

I had about a kilo of loin which I experimented with to cure with beer.
Very simple recipe.
I rubbed the loin with 15 gms salt,2.5 gms cure #1 and 10gms sugar
Then injected 100 gms of this

http://www.cumbrianlegendaryales.com/shop/bags/grasmoor

which had 2 crushed peppercorns added for 12 hours

wrapped it in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 14 days.
result

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I fried the chop on a very low gas and thought it to be my best chop yet.

put the rest in a bag placed in a slow cooker and cooked to an IT of 65 C

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sliced thin cos OH likes it like that but mine was sliced thick to make proper sandwiches
Its a nice ham and I will certainly try a lump of leg'
I did notice that when i first took it out of the slow cooker it tasted saltier than it did when it cooled
now merely fat
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