doing my first bacon (final pics added)

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by ldrus, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    here are a few pics of my first ever bacon   going for a 12 day brine in pops brine recipe

    will post as i go

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good start.  Waiting for the rest of the series
     
  3. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    Nice piece of meat..........see ya in about 12 days
     
  4. smokinal

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

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  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    make space Al i got the beer  [​IMG]
     
  6. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    7 days in to it i bring it in every other day and give a good stir

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  7. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   I got a belly in pops brine recipe. will be ready to smoke on the 18th.[​IMG]
     
  8. sdiver40

    sdiver40 Fire Starter

    Thats a nice looking pork belly. Should make some great bacon
     
  9. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOOKS good so far I'm in for the long haul.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    pulled the bacon out from the brine tonight,  that makes 12 days in the brine (pops brine recipe) rinsed off  real good  did a small fry test wife said  dont soak it  the salt flavor was just right

     so i ground up some fresh pepper corns and tuck them away into the fridge until saturday morning. o i also weighed them they started out at 5.71 lb and now weighs 6.7 lb

    smoking for 12 hrs sat with hickory pellets in my amnps
     
  11. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great cant wait to see it smoked
     
  12. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Very nice piece of meat...
     
  13. That's some nice looking belly. Can't wait to see the smoked bacon! 
     
  14. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    bacon is in the smoker!!!!!!

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    these are  BBQ utensile holders Menards had for 1.99 thought  it would work great fo meat hangers!!

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  15. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    oops forgot to say ... using AMNPS with a combo of hickory /cherry pellets
     
  16. looking good Ikrus
     
  17. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Man I wish I could get bellies that look that good. can't wait to see the sliced pieces.
     
  18. I can't get over how nice those belly slabs look!!! Maybe one day I'll get lucky and score some like that.
     
  19. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    here is the final product  thanks for the advice,info , and for looking everyone.

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  20. Awesome looking Bacon!!!! Got your next belly lined up yet??[​IMG]
     

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