Makin Bacon again

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by mballi3011, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I'm out of Bacon and it's a real bummer. So let's make so more. Here we go with some bellie and buckboard bacon's. So we'll start with skinning the bellie and then curing.



    Now let's go to the Buckboard bacon cut and cured.



    Now they sit in the refrig for 10 days. I like a long cure to make sure I get a good all the way threw cure. So now it's into the smoker with some hickory wood. Trying something different for a change so let's see how it goes.


    After a few hours in the smoker and starting to look pretty good

    Now it's done and ready to hang in the refrig overnight. I'll be slicing in the morning just in time for breakfast and maybe a BLT or two.


    I hope you like it as much as I'm gonna in the AM.
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  2. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MMMMMM...Mark that looks sooo good!  I wish I had some to go with the crepes I'm making this about you drop some off for me?[​IMG]

  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome Mark!!! I need to make some bacon too I'm out
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Beautiful Mark!!!!!

    Great color !!!!!

    Can't wait to see the sliced pics!

    Thanks for the views,

  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great Mark!

    Can't go wrong with bacon

  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks fabulous!!

     I am about out too.

    Going this morning to dance with my favorite Uncle Ho.

     Have a great day!

  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---I saw that !  [​IMG]
  8. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks awesome!! Great color on that!  Did you cold or hot smoke?
  9. Outstanding bacon Mark. I can almost taste a BLT right now. Looks fabulous!!!
  10. jones54

    jones54 Newbie

    Mannn!..that sure is some great looking bacon. How long did you smoke for, and at what temperature did you smoke your bacon. Where can I find the buckboard cure mix?
  11. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i was about to call you a rookie..........geat lookin' bacon mark! 
  12. Mark, That is some fabulous looking meat! From one bacon lover to another, that is some fine looking bacon, one of the things on my to do list if it will just warm up a bit, I am sick of snow and cold temps.  I can't remember a winter like this since I was a child, (many, many moons ago).  Now that I am older and on several heart, diabetes and other various and sundry medications including Plavix, I just can't take the cold weather any more.  But I have not lost my appetite and I can almost taste that bacon all the way up here in Virginia.  I have been smoking for over 8 yrs. now but have never tried curing and smoking anything.  Great job Mark!

    Your SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]
  13. Mark, As I wrote my post it is 18 degrees outside and pouring the snow!  Now you see why I am complaining!  LOL!

    Barry [​IMG]
  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin' bacon mark,I want to give it a try one of these days.

    Hope mine comes out as great as yours [​IMG]

    Oh yeah, How did you like the hickory on it?
  15. metal man

    metal man Fire Starter

    Awesome! Looks perfect.
  16. The bacon looks awesome. I bet it tastes even better.
  17. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I liked the bacon over hickory. I have always done it over apple and I just tried it for the heck of it and thats all the chunks that I had at the time too. Man Rob you were going to call me a rookie?? Now Barry there is a way to get you some bacon if you want.
  18. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    Is there anything better then bacon? Looks good I will have to give this a try
  19. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    awsome lookin bacon there, about time to try my hand at anoter batch!
  20. dcav

    dcav Newbie

    Man that looks good.

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