Making Bacon from a pork belley

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rich-, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. My first attempt at making Bacon from a bellie didn't go to good.

    I cut a 1 pound and a 11 oz piece off the bellie, did a rub, let it sit in the fridge for 6 days and rubbed and turned it dailey, I test fried a few slices and it was good but lacked a little flavor. This I figure is the fact that I only rubbed it with MTQ and brown sugar, anyway I smoked the 2 pieces and it turned out quite acceptable.

    Then I thought I was ready to do the rest of the Bellie but things didn't work out as they should have.

    I had a bad day at work, came home, I had the bellie unthawed so somthing had to be done with it, I cut the bellie into 4 pieces, and began to skin the rind off, My wife made a couple comments that didn't set well, and with me being in an already bad mood and her comments, plus the fact that skinning a bellie is not the most fun job I have ever done.

    The bellie found its way to the garbage can, and I gave up on it.

    I had entended to do a rub let it sit in the fridge for a week and cold smoke it. My german temper got in the way of all the good intentions.

    I have read many peoples rave comments about Pops6927 wet brine and how good it is. I have looked and looked on here and have not found his recipe.

    All I want is to get another Bellie and pops recipe for his wet brine and give making bacon another try, this time minus my bad temper.

    Rich-
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wives...Can't live with 'em...Can't SMOKE 'em!...  It get's easier when the Wife is the one Begging, for you to make more Bacon!...A Quiet afternoon at the Smoker with a case of BEER helps TOO!...
     
  3. smokinal

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

    It can only get better from here!

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  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    JJ you're a peach

    Wives...Can't live with 'em...Can't SMOKE 'em!...  It get's easier when the Wife is the one Begging, for you to make more Bacon!...A Quiet afternoon at the Smoker with a case of BEER helps TOO!...

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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup it can happen  to the bast of us [​IMG]
     
  6. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck with your next bacon,  I see someone already posted the bring you were looking for!
     
  7. Thank You very much. I guess I haven't figured out how to search for threads and iformation I want.

    I have learned a great deal from all you folks, and really appreciate all the information.

    To date, I have mastered grinding my own pork and making my version of breakfast sausage, I have made Beef jerky that all my family & friends say is some of the best they have tasted, I make pepperoni snack sticks that my friends and family say is really good, but so far I have not achieved the flavor I'm looking for so the fun is in keeping trying. .I even smoked a couple of Brisquits and baby back ribs with good success.

    I will master the Bacon art as well, I just need to keep trying. One day soon, I will attempt Brats, kielbassa, and a prime rib.

    Thanks to all for your kind and helpful comments and advice: Rich
     

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