Another batch of BBB in the freezer. I hope santa clause brings me a slicer!!!
I'm not sure if I like the hanging method or not. In the end it all worked out just fine. Sure didn't have much color on the meat. I don't know if it was because of the deficient amount of smoke or because they were hanging? Does anyone else have this happen. I controlled the temp similar to what I have done before.
I know one thing! I hope I have one of them new fangled amaz'n pellet smokers!!! The element in my MES wasn't on enough to melt a marshmallow let alone some wood chips! It's been super hot here in MO lately. This bacon smelled smoky when I pulled it but it doesn't taste smoked at all. This suits my wife and my dad just fine but not me!
Here are the hangers I made. Total cost: $3.43 :)
Hanging makes it look like I butterflied it with a dull axe!
Hanging out in some ice water... which I shouldn't have done. No saltines AT ALL. oh well, I always did it before. Live and learn.
Looks like belly bacon!
Those end pieces in a pot of brown beans is so AWESOME!!!!
No, it isn't really that pink.
Got 12 quart bags out of about 15 lb of butt. I picked up some Rival bags from Wal-mart. I like them better than the Foodsaver bags. They seem thicker, may not be though. They seem to vacuum and seal better too. Probably not the best bargain around but I didn't have time to order others.