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My first bacon

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I need the steps of making bacon. Buying(does it need the skin), brine, drying smoking (type of wood), how long in the smoker (I don't want to cook in the smoker), resting, cuting, and vacuum sealing the bacon. Any suggestion!

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First off... stop over by roll call and introduce yourself.. tell us a little bit about you and your equipment... welcome to SMF

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I suggest you read over the posts in the two bacon threads to get familiar with the basics.and ask questions.  Members have offered a lot of great advice for your first bacon attempt. 


There are two basic methods for curing bacon  Wet cure and dry cure.  Bacon is usually cold smoked to add flavor. Most common seasonings are non-iodized salt and sugar but many people will add pepper, garlic powder and other spices.


We normally do not leave the rind on the final product but some of us remove the rind before curing and some of us wait until the bacon has been cold smoked to remove the rind.


Remember you will be using cures and if improperly used they can be dangerous so please become familiar with the different types of cures and cure mixes. 


Good Luck


Look forward to reading your posts

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Good Advice Guys!

Check out some bacon posts, and you' find some great ways to make bacon


Head over to roll cal so you can get a proper greeting

It would also be nice to know what part of the country you live in and what equipment you use




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