Bacon weave question

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by dj mishima, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    I am planning on doing at least one fatty next time with a bacon weave.

    I was just wondering how much bacon is needed per fatty.  Also, I remember seeing a diagonal weave done on here.  Was that just a regular weave turned 45 degrees before wrapping?
  2. smokingeagle

    smokingeagle Smoke Blower

    It takes 14-16 pieces of bacon depending on the cut and size of the bacon to make a weave. You can usually get one fattie made out of 1 pack of bacon.
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Use the cheap thin bacon it works best. The weave is the same just 45* degree like you said. About 1# per fatty will work. [​IMG]  After you make the weave put it in the fridge to harden it a little before wrapping. 
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree with meat, get the thinnest bacon you can get, that way it's gets nice & crispy. For the weave I use 7 slices one way & 6 the other way. If you do a diagonal weave you could probably do 6 slices each way.
  5. I agree, as thin as possible.  It usually is the cheap stuff.  If for some reason the bacon isnt as crisp as you want when the fatty is done, just put your torch to it the less crisp areas, works like a charm.
  6. troy fuller

    troy fuller Fire Starter

    I also have to agree, thin bacon with 6-7 slices in each direction.  The diagonal weave is done at the 45.  The bottom is not generally perfect but keep it bottom side down and the top will look great . . . here is a picture for reference:

  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes the weave is rolled on the diagonal.

    I have pics posted on my blog in the "recipe" section... under "bacon weave"

    It's easy to do, use the plastic to help you roll and tuck in the edges as you go.

    Holler if you have any questions. [​IMG]
  8. sharonazamboni

    sharonazamboni Fire Starter

    That sure is a beautiful wrap!
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes it is!!!
  10. PERFECT!

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