Brican's Maple Bacon

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Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby Dingo » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:44 pm

So it was with much trepidation, i mustered up the courage to attempt to interpret Brican's "Ye olde English Speak", and embark on an amateur attempt to recreate the "Crack" of bacon......

Brican's Maple Bacon!

Started off like this...
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Broken down...
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Dry rub cure....
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After 14 days of massaging, flipping and generally doting on them...they were rinsed and vac packed in maple syrup (deviation from Brican's method) and bourbon......

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After 10 more days of massaging, flipping and generally doting on them.....they were ready for smoke.
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Did you say Cold Smoke?
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I did 3 days x 4hr smoke sessions...then into the curing cabinet for 7 days to dry age...
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After which, they looked like this....
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And the verdict?????? Yep...this is the crack of bacon. The maple flavor is perfect, and eating it makes you chew really slowly to experience the flavor explosions going on in your mouth. Thanks Brican, for elevating bacon to a new level, for me at least.
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby NCPaul » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:53 pm

Might as well get started on the next batch. :D You'll sort out you friends and relatives by asking yourself if you would share with them.
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby BriCan » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:31 am

Dingo wrote: Thanks Brican, for elevating bacon to a new level, for me at least.


You are more than welcome -- I am pleased to see some willing to take the plunge --- a taste of things to come :wink:

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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby slemps » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:50 pm

That looks amazing Dingo.

What slicer did you use by the way?

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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby DanMcG » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:28 am

Good looking bacon Dingo. I'll be starting some bacon today, and one will be BriCans maple, using maple sugar.
did you add and spices to yours?
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby quietwatersfarm » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:59 pm

Brican, can you send us a sack of maple sugar? It costs the earth here :)
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby BriCan » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:03 am

quietwatersfarm wrote:Brican, can you send us a sack of maple sugar? It costs the earth here :)


PM me your address and consider it done :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby Dingo » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:33 pm

slemps wrote:That looks amazing Dingo.

What slicer did you use by the way?

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Thanks Slemps.... i hand sliced this batch as i like the longer rashers and my 6" slicer dont cut it....pardon the pun :oops:

Good looking bacon Dingo. I'll be starting some bacon today, and one will be BriCans maple, using maple sugar.
did you add and spices to yours?


Thanks Dan, i know it to late now, but FWIW..i didn't get to fancy with the spices....black pepper, coriander, garlic powder and some crushed juniper berries. Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby gonefishin » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:24 am

Brican's Maple Bacon!

Hello folks!

This turned out really good. It was my first attempt at proper cold smoking with hanging to mature. The family really liked it as well. My regular, home cured, bacon always turned out really tasty...this stuff is in a different league

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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby BriCan » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:00 am

Glad thing turned out fine gonefishin :D

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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby NCPaul » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:57 am

Welcome to the forum gonefishin; feel free to post bacon pictures anytime. :D
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby gonefishin » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:45 pm

thanks for the welcome! I find myself reading a whole lot more than posting :D
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby Goaty » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:11 pm

quietwatersfarm wrote:Brican, can you send us a sack of maple sugar? It costs the earth here :)


We need to do a group buy: my eyes water every time I look at the price.
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby GUS » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:31 pm

I really need to pack lightly for a trip to Vanc (hard with snowboard related gubbins) & allow for a 15kg sack of the stuff, travelling without the wife that is easily achievable!
Bri Can, where in Gas-town (or further afield) is well priced for this sublime ingredient?
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Re: Brican's Maple Bacon

Postby BriCan » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:21 am

Cradley Heath ;)
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