My First Bacon!

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by bennyshaik, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. In celebration of International Bacon Day (not really, it just worked out that way) here's some photos of my first foray into bacon.

    Pork belly 15 days ago.

    Pop's brine with a bag to weigh it down.

    Saturday night, pulling it out of the brine. Did a test fry and it tasted like ham. Was nervous.

    This morning at 8am it went on the Weber with the AMPS loaded up with apple pellets.


    Pouring. Fortunately, I had aluminum foil.

    Out after 13 hours.

    It smells and looks like bacon.



    And eaten. It tastes WAY better than store bacon.

    Wrapped into serving sizes and in the freezer.
  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am sorry to tell you this. You are now addicted to great homemade bacon.

  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey thats aome pretty meaty bacon...... yeppers you better make friends with your butcher, your addicted!

    Congrats on your bacon.

  4. That is some fine looking bacon!  [​IMG]    You should start some more curing now so that you don't run out of the good stuff  [​IMG]
  5. You are correct. About 1/3 of it doesn't have any marbling whatsoever. More of a consistency of Canadian Bacon, which is a (minor) shame since I do enjoy my bacon crispy. Still tastes great, though. This was my 3lb test, I have 6 more in the freezer that are going to start brining asap!

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