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curing bacon spices

snowman51 | Nov 22, 201111:30 PM

Home curing bacon is great, you can match your favorite flavor. I am looking for what additional spices are used for a normal kind of bacon, eg Oscar Myey, or any one of the common bacons.

What I know:



Brown Suger


Smokes-hickery, apple, mahogany, ... plus double smoked



What else is added to common bacon as a spice? Please do not include garlic or othe strong spices not commonly found in bacon.

My personal guesses so far are:

vanilla, sage, red pepper, apple juice, lemon juice, cider and other spices,

Please give your best guess or if you know of what the commercial people use, just give the spice or flavor so as not to give away any proprietary info.

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