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Terrier said:

another one to ad to your hampster then (sorry, I mean hamper smile)

These hampsters will get quite expensive, I reckon about 4 GUINEAs each big_laugh

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 SumpRat said:

Terrier said:

another one to ad to your hampster then (sorry, I mean hamper smile)

These hampsters will get quite expensive, I reckon about 4 GUINEAs each big_laugh

Oh Simon, you are such a WITTYRAT!!!!   big_laugh  big_laugh  big_laugh

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How much a KILL....OH!!!!.....sorry

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wave  That took a minute to dawn on me Elsa, but now all I can do is groaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!!!   big_laugh

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big_laughbig_laugh Clever !! 

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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My friend, who supplied the pork to 'baconise' (as Americans might put it), has informed me of a major problem with the bacon.  what_the_heck

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He added it might be something to do with being kept in close proximity to some bread rolls what_the_heck

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wave  Brilliant!!!  big_laugh

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And a bottle of HP sauce...has to be done....kiss

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Hi all, I am now completely hooked on curing my own bacon, last week I dry cured 6 Kg, 4 Kg of which was pork loin and a 2 kg piece of belly pork which I have made into a streaky bacon, I cannot reccomend home curing too highly it is so easy and the results are so brilliant, it makes the stuff you buy in supermarkets taste awful, go on have a go!!!

 

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Tristar said:

Hi all, I am now completely hooked on curing my own bacon, last week I dry cured 6 Kg, 4 Kg of which was pork loin and a 2 kg piece of belly pork which I have made into a streaky bacon, I cannot reccomend home curing too highly it is so easy and the results are so brilliant, it makes the stuff you buy in supermarkets taste awful, go on have a go!!!

 

Keith

Hi Keith.

Now try smoking it smile 

What was your cure mix and how much for each batch and how long did you cure it for?

Oh and what was best, the loin or the belly?

 

Simon

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Simon, the best has to be the loin, little fat and full of flavour, but the belly is great for making terrines etc. I have been using the "laycocks dry cure mix" which I got from weschenfelders online I think Danny put a link to it somewhere on this thread, for a 2 kg piece I use 150 g and after a couple of days I rub it with maple syrup, I have tried smoking it and it turned out great

 

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Sorry forgot to add I let it cure for 7 days

 

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Wow this bacon curing is costing me a fortune, have just collected the meat slicer I bought off Ebay, it's a buffalo 10" blade a proper commercial job and it only cost £41 which I could have easily paid at Argos for a domestic model can't wait to slice my home cured bacon

 

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Tristar said:

Wow this bacon curing is costing me a fortune, have just collected the meat slicer I bought off Ebay, it's a buffalo 10" blade a proper commercial job and it only cost £41 which I could have easily paid at Argos for a domestic model can't wait to slice my home cured bacon

 

Keith

I know what you mean, however I won this...  smile

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It cost you £15.98 including postage, that is not a win! tongue

I'll try that again!

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