AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!!!!
Good thing I put the hounds away, before they got a look at these pictures!!! Mighta gnawed my leg of!!!
Dang that looks good, James!!! It is hard to believe how good it is, isn't it ?!?!
Beautiful color when you combine heat with smoke on a cured Bacon.
I like to smoke it longer & lower for maximum smoke, but your's looks awesome!!!
MMMMmmmm......Thanks for the Views!!
I was thinking about a longer,slower/lower smoke, Bear, but I was concerned (ignorant in this case) about the danger zone. Does that rule still apply after a cure? I'm guessing no, but I was unsure and played it safe. What rules do you play by here?
No danger zone with meat that is cured properly.
Don't forget a lot of people cold smoke Bacon for a lot of hours.
Lower temp smoking takes longer to get nice color like you got, and cold smoking takes even longer yet, but no danger zone to worry about.
Smoking cured meat is kinda like a street fight---Once it's cured, there really isn't any rules!
You get your preferences set after trying it all ways, but I'm lucky---I love it ALL ways. I'll be doing my preferred way tomorrow.
Thanks again for the nice views,
Thanks! Bear agrees with you, and so do I. My first attempt left a little to be desired on the smoke question. It all tastes great, but MORE SMOKEY GOODNESS is required. I think
Bear's words were something to the effect of, "cures are kind of like street fights; once the meat is cured, there are no rules." Still cracks me up! I plan a nice, long, low, slow smoke for the next batch (which is sitting in the fridge as I type).
BTW: you doing OK with all of the fires down there?
yup, i'm in the phx area and they are in the eastern part of the state. beautiful country up there, if the wind would settle down the awsome fire teams could get a better handle on it.....thx for asking!
NICE! Beautiful looking bacon. Somethings you can look at and
think, " Man, I want that now, I know it's gonna taste awesome".
Nice work and thanks for the Qview, I always wanna know what
it's supposed to look like so I know I'm on the right track.