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Beer and Bacon Kit

Beer and Bacon Kit
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Our handmade, professional, artisan curing kit that allows you to cure your own bacon at home has now been paired with four delicious artisan beers!

This kit is perfect for anyone that wants to learn a new skill, loves bacon or wants to try out a new culinary experience. This gift edition includes a mixture of delicious beer, made by the masters at The Cotswolds Brewing Co. 

The kit uses proper artisan methods of drawing the moisture out of meat by the process of osmosis. The curing tube edition allows you to cure up to 1.5kg of bacon in the popular smoky flavoured curing mix. Just add the pork!

What’s the inspiration behind the Curing Kit Range?

Our range of Homemade Curing Kits were launched in 2014, with the original Bacon Curing Kit. The inspiration behind the range was that we wanted to create a kit that used a professional method of curing bacon & salmon but it was easy enough to allow everyone to give it a go.

The extension into the curing kit range, with the tubes was inspired by our desire to become more environmentally friendly and also offer a product with our customers favourite curing mixes. The tube contained less packaging and less plastic. We continue to look for more effective ways of being environmentally friendly. The tube also offers our customers the chance to just cure the flavoured bacon they want. 

Why cure your own bacon?

The home-curing trend has been a popular form of learning a new skill and gives you the opportunity to create proper dry-cured bacon or salmon at home. The process draws moisture out of the meat and fish which stops the watery texture you get with shop-bought bacon & salmon. The method used within this kit preserves and flavours through the combination of salts, nitrates, nitrites or sugar.

How easy is it?

The whole process for curing bacon takes 7 days where the bacon is resting in the fridge. The initial preparation only takes between 30-60 minutes. You will need 1.5kg of pork belly for the curing mix. The instructions booklet makes the process remarkably simple and we have a dedicated FAQ’s page if you have any questions.

Contents

  • The Homemade Bacon Curing Tube… Smoky:

1x 60g curing mix – smoky

Muslin (enough for 1.5kg of bacon)

Butcher’s hook

Instruction’s booklet

  • Premium Cotswold Lager (5.0%, 330ml) by The Cotswold Brewing Co.

A smooth, subtle lager with a soft, fruity flavour. Additive-free, preservative-free and unpasteurised for the freshest, truest possible taste.

  • Pils Cotswold Lager (3.8%, 330ml) by The Cotswold Brewing Co.

Using a blend of aromatic New World hops, 3.8 Pils is a light-bodied lager with real character. With flavours of grapefruit and pine, and a bittersweet finish, this is the refreshing beer to relax with.

  • Helles Cotswold Lager (5% ABV, 330ml) by The Cotswold Brewing Co.

This Bavarian-style Helles lager has been left unfiltered which results in an intense aroma and a full-bodied malt flavour.

  • Cotswold IPA (5.2%, 330ml) by The Cotswold Brewing Co.

This leads with a burst of citrus flavour, a touch of sweet honey and caramel, balanced by a smooth bitter finish. This is a flavoured-packed and eminently refreshing beer.

Does not include pork

Shelf life: minimum one year but the cures will only lose flavour after that period, they are not dangerous to consume.

Packaging: cardboard box and tube made from recycled materials, glass jars, glass bottles, metal hook, paper sleeve & booklet.

Ingredients

Smoky Cure (60g) – Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavouring. Acidity regulator: Sodium Carbonate. Preservative: Sodium Nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate

Premium Cotswold Lager (330ml) – 5% ABV, contains sulphites

Pils Cotswold Lager (330ml) – 3.8% ABV, contains sulphites

Helles Cotswold Lager (330ml) – 5% ABV, sulphites

Cotswold IPA (330ml) – 5.2% ABV, contains sulphites

  • Not Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Contains no nuts, egg or soy

Allergens: sulphates, gluten

FAQ's:

What cut and how much pork do I need?

We recommend using pork belly from your local butcher or supermarket. You will need 1.5kg for the curing mix. You can also use back bacon if you would prefer. We recommend curing for an extra day to ensure the flavour penetrates the meat properly.

How long does it take to cure?

The whole bacon curing process takes 7 days, but only needs 30-60 minutes of preparation time.

Can I re-use the kit?

You can reuse all of the contents in the kit, apart from the cures. Just hand wash the muslin. We also sell refill packs of the cures, which you can buy here.

Where do I hang the bacon?

You will need to find a small space in your fridge to hang the bacon. You can use any sort of part in your fridge that will allow the bacon to hang. We recommend using the back of the fridge, the side door or the shelves.

What are nitrates and are they bad for you?

They are a commonly used ingredient which are added to processed meats like bacon, ham, salami, and chorizo. They function as preservatives, helping to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria causing botulism and salmonella. Nitrates are only considered bad for you if cooked at extremely high temperatures and consumed every day.

 

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This product may contain artificial additives deemed necessary for the nature or safety of the produce. You can check the dietary info for more details or read our policy on additives.

Ingredients:

Smoky Cure (60g) – Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavouring. Acidity regulator: Sodium Carbonate. Preservative: Sodium Nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate

Premium Cotswold Lager (330ml) – 5% ABV, contains sulphites

Pils Cotswold Lager (330ml) – 3.8% ABV, contains sulphites

Helles Cotswold Lager (330ml) – 5% ABV, sulphites

Cotswold IPA (330ml) – 5.2% ABV, contains sulphites

Allergy Advice:
Sulphates Gluten
Nutritional Info:

Not Gluten-free

Dairy-free

Suitable for vegetarians

Contains no nuts, egg or soy

This product may contain artificial additives deemed necessary for the nature or safety of the produce. You can check the dietary info for more details or read our policy on additives.

Reviewed by

This kit includes everything you need to make bacon (except of course the meat!) and clear instructions to follow. As a complete beginner I succeeded on the first try, and my home-made bacon is so much more flavourful than shop-bought. Thank you!

The Homemade Curing Kit... Aromatic Bacon

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Stumbled across this website and very glad I did. Fantastic ideas for gifts. I bought the roast dinner pack for my son-in-law as he loves cooking this. It is a gift, so can’t comment on flavour etc. Would highly recommend these products and will be using again.

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This will appeal to the adventurous.

The Homemade Curing Kit... Aromatic Bacon

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One happy son in law with the Man Box thank you so much

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I bought this as a present and was excited to find something different. the service and delivery was excellent

Make Your Own Smoky Cured Bacon Gift Tube

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I bought this as a present and was excited to find something different. the service and delivery was excellent

The Homemade Curing Kit... Aromatic Bacon

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I bought this as a present and was excited to find something different. the service and delivery was excellent

The NEW Homemade Curing Kit... Bacon [CLONE]

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The package arrived on time and looks very exciting. The instructions are extremely clear and look easy to follow. The packaging is sturdy and appealing. We cant wait to get curing!

Make Your Own Smoky Cured Bacon Gift Tube

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The package arrived on time and looks very exciting. The instructions are extremely clear and look easy to follow. The packaging is sturdy and appealing. We cant wait to get curing!

The Homemade Curing Kit... Aromatic Bacon

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The package arrived on time and looks very exciting. The instructions are extremely clear and look easy to follow. The packaging is sturdy and appealing. We cant wait to get curing!

The NEW Homemade Curing Kit... Bacon [CLONE]

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