What the heck is pellicle? This is when you take protein and prepare the outer layer to receive smoke. Well this is my definition that I will stand by.These are some other definitions of pellicle.
I am smoking Buckboard Bacon, and some' Nitrate Free' Bacon tomorrow. They need to form a pellicle. This is created by a fan or letting them stay in the refrigerator overnight. i am using the refer method. "Oh stop it", I still get drug tested. After 12 hours they will have a pellicle shine and will be ready to accept the smoking process.
Stay tuned for further smoking . I also have some beef shortribs to load up the smoker. I hope our storm in the East Bay will subside.