Started cold smoking 16Lbs of bacon today.

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by link, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Used Bears Dry cure method again (wife liked it so much she said I could not change the process). 

    Two weeks in the fridge and out today with Oak/Apple mix of pellets in the A-Maze-N Tube.

    It is a balmy 37° her today so i have the smoker in my crate blocking wind. I will let it go till the tube runs out. let it rest a bit and then fill the tube again. That will give me 8 hours of smoke.

    Two 8lb bellies




    Thanks for looking

    Link
     
  2. smokinal

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

    Man those are some nice thick looking bellies!

    Al
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
     
  4. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Here it is after four hours. Starting to take on some good color.


    It has been resting a bit (I had to leave for a while) and I just loaded the tube up and got it smoking again for another 4 hours now.
     
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Love that wind break, necessity is the mother of invention!

    I missed if you said it, cold or warm smoking?

    DOH! Just read the thread title again...... </slaps forehead with the heal of my hand>
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  6. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    All Smoked and ready for slicing tomorrow. I had to try it to see if it was any good. So I sliced a couple of thick slices and fried it up.

    It is pretty damn good.



    Thanks for looking.

    Link
     
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  7. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    Nicely done.
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nicely done, Great looking bacon.
     
  9. smokinal

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

    Great looking bacon!

    I wish we could get bellies that thick around here.

    Al
     
  10. Looks great
     
  11. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ok, Last of the pics today. All sliced up not counting the scrap pieces I got 13 vac sealed pounds and a pound and a half of nice scraps for soup or something.


    A freezer full of bacon makes for a happy wife.


    Thanks for looking.

    Link
     
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  12. smokinal

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

    Nice job, Link!!

    Al
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My little 3 pounder needs a few more days. Nice job Link

    Richie

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  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bacon!

    What is the grinder?
     
  15. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I don't see a grinder in that pic, I do see a slicer tho.. I believe its a Gander Mt slicer. If so I've got the same one.
     
  16. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Nice looking bacon. Happy wife, happy life..:biggrin:
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful bacon. Well done
     
  18. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Foam, no grinder, that is my slicer. It is the Gander Mountain commercial model.

    Link
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Link!!![​IMG]

    That Bacon looks Awesome!!![​IMG]----------------[​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  20. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hard to go wrong using the Bear Method. 

    Thanks!
     

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