This is one pan of four (25 pounds total).
Fried up a few strips.
Thanks for checking out our bacon project.
Thanks Jeanie! Yes, the elk is some great stuff but I'm starting to run out. Hopefully, my wife and I both get one this fall since I've been cleaning out the freezers.
I'm jealous... I still have some deer left from last season but I've never hunted elk. Bet it's awesome Keith!!
Todd, I forgot to mention that I used the Amaze-n-smoker for the bulk of this smoke. I had to keep the Vault set on low, so didn't get much smoke from the chip pan.
Paul, it's not that far from Kansas to Colorado. Come on over and hunt an elk.
I did cheat a little. I use Curley's mix and add some dried jalapoeno and garlic. It doesn't taste exactly like belly bacon, but it's still good.http://stores.curleyssausagekitchen.com/-strse-174/Sausage-seasoning%2C-venison-bacon%2C/Detail.bok
Thanks Craig. You're right about the big slicers. My problem is, I can't lift or move something as heavy as a Globe or Berkel commercial unit. This one weighs 41 pounds and it's all I want to do to move it.
Well, I gotta say - Keith is being a little modest when he losely tosses around the word "elk"... what we used was prime ELK TENDERLOIN...
This was an AWESOME batch of VB - hat's off to ya Keith for the use of all of your cool stuff (grinder, mixer, slicer, freezer, BEER FRIDGE) AND for covering for me when I couldn't be there to help ya smoke or slice.
Did I ever tell you folks what a GREAT guy Mr Bassman is?
Mr Bassman is a GREAT guy!!!
Those look like slices of Heaven! It looks like I might have over spent buying the Hobart 1612 (used). I just didn't trust the idea that the Cabelas slicers could stand up to serious work but you just proved my thinking wrong! Nice job on high quality eats!
T - it is more of a summer sausage/salami taste than bacon, bacon. This is our second batch. On the first, I think both of us expected the "bacon" taste and were initially a little disappointed. Once we got it through our skulls that it weren't... we hell, we made a second batch, right!!
It is great fried, or just sliced cold with cheese and crackers or on a sammie.