I’ve just finally smoked my first batch of Buck Board Bacon.
I used a pork shoulder roast and cured it with Hi Mountain Buck Board Bacon Cure, following their directions.
At the end of the cure I soaked the product for two hours changing the water every ½ hour.
After that I let it rest for an hour or so, dried it off and placed in my PG1000 and smoked it until it reached 140 degrees internal.
The next day I sliced some and fried it.
I was pretty disappointed as the smell and taste of bacon was just not close and it was quite salty (not enough soaking).
Later I mate a BLT sandwich with some and found it to be acceptable.
So is there any way to get closer to real bacon taste and smell without using pork belly or do I just need to make real bacon in the future?