Another 33 lbs of bellies

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by bb53chevpro, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    That is a lot of bacon!!! Is that a years worth?
     
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good from here. Do you sell it, or just make it for your family?
     
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bacon, well soon to be bacon anyway.
    So much better than anything I can find in the stores around here.
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...
     
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    if I recall right Andy u have been out of belly a good part of the summer-glad the weather has changed for u-and your freezer will be supplied once again.good luck on the smoke buddy.
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start [​IMG]
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are some good looking bellies. I'm sure thats gonna be a mess of bacon but it sure looks better then any of the bacon your find in the store for sure. It always taste better when you make it yourself from stratch.
     
  9. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    I've got to do this this fall/winter. I've been putting it off until I can get a slicer so I can get uniform thickness. How hard is it to slice it with a knife? I know it's easier if you partially freeze it, but can you make even slices if you are careful?
     
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to see you're doing bacon again, Andy. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished qview. It's still on my to do list.
     
  11. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking pork bellies! I never could find them around here, and found them in Hawaii. Looks like they're fun to smoke.
     
  12. That's a nice pile of meat. My colesteral went up just taking a peek.
     
  13. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I truely forgot about this.....
    Here is a picture of the finished bacon that I sliced up this morning with my new slicer.
     
  14. hollis

    hollis Newbie

    OMG that looks so good!! Cant wait to make my own!
     
  15. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that there is some nice lean bacon Andy-is about time I do some belly.
     
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have been to 3 markets and can not find the pork bellies to work with
    There is a possibility that one place can "special order" some for me at a pemium price. Is it worth the $7 # price?
     
  17. rod guy

    rod guy Smoke Blower

    Wow, that really looks good.
     
  18. hollis

    hollis Newbie

    I called around to a LOT of delis and upper scale markets that I thought could get them... I found only one that could get them, if I wanted to buy 20 pounds worth of bellies...

    The one market that told me they could could get them in that large quantitiy told me to look to mexican stores. I called one, and they told me they had them haha. Try looking at mexican market type stores.
     
  19. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very cool - we have 3 big ones in town
    Will check this week
    Thanks for the tip
     
  20. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Around here, I can get bellies at any local butcher. It runs from $2 to $3 a pound. When sales come I can get it for 99 cents a pound.


    Thanks for all the great comments.
     

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