The bacon was wrapped in foil. I'll try letting it bloom with my next batch. Thanks for the tip. I had some of the bacon this morning for b'fast. It was good, but I have to perfect cooking it properly. I used butter in the pan because the was almost no fat in the loin. I just have to not cook it as long.
The Pastrami was one of those corned beefs in a package. I soaked it for 2 days. I have a brisket flat that I'm going to use next time. Cooked to 167. I had some pastrami for lunch, today. Very tasty, wife liked it, but she said there was too much pepper. Wife wouldn't know good food if she tripped over it.
Sorry Chris, no pix. I forgot.