So what goes well with a Spiced Rum? After tasting the rum I came up with some ideas that I think will work. Spiced Rum reminded me of cookies. Hmm, that sparked an idea!! So I Googled spiced cookies and found recipes for Pumpkin, Ginger, Molasses and Spiced cookies. All these recipes were similar with just some minor ratio differences in their ingredients. So what is going to go in my bacon? I decided to use those same ingredients in my bacon.
Note 2: No weights are given because the weights of meats vary. Everything is a percentage of the meats weight after trimming. Example- Meat weight 2393 grams and we want to find out the amount of salt we need in grams- 2393 X 3.5%=83.755 or 2392/100 X 3.5 =83.755 grams.
Meat Vacuumed sealed and will cure for 21 days. I will than cold smoke meat for 6 hours using Apple.
All done curing and rinsed off. They are drying off to develop a Pellicle. Developing a good pellicle is important because it helps the smoke adhere to the meat during the smoking process.
Getting ready to smoke the bacon with Apple on my Weber smokey mountain.
Just started the Apple Smoke. I am cold smoking the Bacon with Applet pellets. The ambient temperature outside was about 55 degrees. I am using a the A-MAZE-N cold smoker.
The bacon smoked for 6 1/2 hours. Notice the difference in colors. Contrast the meat from where it started until now.
Final thoughts. If you like spiced Rum you will love this Bacon. I will make it again!!!!!
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