I just cant stop makin bacon! I just finished a batch about 2 months ago and now i got another batch going! Here is the start!
See ya in 9 days!
Thanks, i know i havent been around for a bit, lots of stuff going on, finishing up projects around the house before it gets cold, football has started, found out we are having a baby, so alot going on here, but now that the cold weather is right around the corner, thats when i get in my smoking prime! I have alot of stuff in my mind ready to go!
Alright! up early this morning to get the bacon in the smoker. About 10-12 hours in there should do it.
Soaking in ice water for 30 mins
Fry test, the really small pieces were a little salty but it was a small chunk that was sticking off the side of one of the slabs. The other bigger thicker pieces were real good!
Here is my slab covered in coarse pepper. I dont know what it is but i think the bacon covered in pepper is better than the plain. But my wife would have a fit if i made just all pepper bacon (she doesnt like pepper)
All the rest of it laid out ready to go in the fridge overnight!
I will post more pictures of the smoke and the final product all sliced up probably tomorrow. I cant wait!
Oh, sorry, cold smoking with my tin can and soldering iron with hickory chips!
I will probably take advantage of a empty rack and cooler temps and run to the store in a bit and grab some cheese to throw in there too, getting a little low on that too.
Well here we go. The smoke went well, smoke time ended up being 11 hours with hickory. I threw some cheese in about half way so the cheese was in there for just about 5 hrs. I pulled the bacon and cheese out and wrapped them up and stuck them in the fridge over night. Stopped off at the store on my way home from work to grab some rolls of vacuum bags. Got home, sliced the bacon up and vacuum sealed it in 10-15 piece portions, just enough for my wife and I to have some at breakfast (oh ya, the dog usually gets a couple tastes as well). I also vacuum sealed the cheese. Stuck the bacon and some of the cheese in the freezer. Here is your Qview!
Here is the bacon in the smoker
Here is the cheese going in the smoker
Here is the bacon done (sorry, i didnt get a full slab pic of the pepper bacon, i was rushing and trying to get everything sliced before my wife left so i had a helping hand)
Here is the cheese finished.
Bacon all sliced up, the pepper bacon is the plate in the back.
Bacon all packaged up, about 15 packs all together.
Here is to another good smoke. Im thinking the next time i fire up the smoker its going to be for some bacon wrapped rabbit and pulled pork! Cant wait! Rabbit season starts here in a month!