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Making Bacon from a pork belley

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My first attempt at making Bacon from a bellie didn't go to good.

 

I cut a 1 pound and a 11 oz piece off the bellie, did a rub, let it sit in the fridge for 6 days and rubbed and turned it dailey, I test fried a few slices and it was good but lacked a little flavor. This I figure is the fact that I only rubbed it with MTQ and brown sugar, anyway I smoked the 2 pieces and it turned out quite acceptable.

 

Then I thought I was ready to do the rest of the Bellie but things didn't work out as they should have.

 

I had a bad day at work, came home, I had the bellie unthawed so somthing had to be done with it, I cut the bellie into 4 pieces, and began to skin the rind off, My wife made a couple comments that didn't set well, and with me being in an already bad mood and her comments, plus the fact that skinning a bellie is not the most fun job I have ever done.

 

The bellie found its way to the garbage can, and I gave up on it.

I had entended to do a rub let it sit in the fridge for a week and cold smoke it. My german temper got in the way of all the good intentions.

 

I have read many peoples rave comments about Pops6927 wet brine and how good it is. I have looked and looked on here and have not found his recipe.

 

All I want is to get another Bellie and pops recipe for his wet brine and give making bacon another try, this time minus my bad temper.

 

Rich-

post #2 of 8

Try this http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/108844/bacon-the-easy-way-thanks-pops-with-q-view

post #3 of 8

Wives...Can't live with 'em...Can't SMOKE 'em!...  It get's easier when the Wife is the one Begging, for you to make more Bacon!...A Quiet afternoon at the Smoker with a case of BEER helps TOO!...

post #4 of 8

It can only get better from here!

 

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It can only get better from here!

 

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JJ you're a peach

Wives...Can't live with 'em...Can't SMOKE 'em!...  It get's easier when the Wife is the one Begging, for you to make more Bacon!...A Quiet afternoon at the Smoker with a case of BEER helps TOO!...

 

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Yup it can happen  to the bast of us imagesCAT26KDA.jpg

post #7 of 8

Good luck with your next bacon,  I see someone already posted the bring you were looking for!

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thank You very much. I guess I haven't figured out how to search for threads and iformation I want.

 

I have learned a great deal from all you folks, and really appreciate all the information.

 

To date, I have mastered grinding my own pork and making my version of breakfast sausage, I have made Beef jerky that all my family & friends say is some of the best they have tasted, I make pepperoni snack sticks that my friends and family say is really good, but so far I have not achieved the flavor I'm looking for so the fun is in keeping trying. .I even smoked a couple of Brisquits and baby back ribs with good success.

 

I will master the Bacon art as well, I just need to keep trying. One day soon, I will attempt Brats, kielbassa, and a prime rib.

 

Thanks to all for your kind and helpful comments and advice: Rich

 

 

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