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Got my first belly in the smoker (finished Q-View)

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Finally after 11 days curing I've got my first belly in the smoker. I used the dry cure recipe that I got from alblancher because I have tried his bacon and it was great. This is a cold smoke using my new AMNS . I mixed maple and hickory dust and lit it at both ends. The three sections of belly are hanging from the top rack of my Master Forge vertical smoker using plastic tie wraps through the rind.  I will smoke it until I get a good mahogany color. It was put on at 04:30 this morning and I am hoping it will be ready by 8:00 tonight. Will post pics of the final product. If anybody has any suggestions, please let me know.S__D6F1.jpg


Edited by bobdog46 - 12/4/11 at 3:45am
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I like this AMNS !!  I lit it at both ends and it smoked for 5 hours.  Just reloaded with hickory & maple dust and will check again in 4-5 hours.

post #3 of 14

Looking forward to the finish!

post #4 of 14
X2
post #5 of 14

Agree, beauty!

post #6 of 14

Hot diggity,   almost time for the eatin!

post #7 of 14

Almost time for slicing ,frying and EATING!!!

post #8 of 14

looks great i will wait

post #9 of 14
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It came out great !!!!- I  will never use store bought bacon again. I stuck a block of cheese to smoke the last 4 hours of the bacon smoke.S__5209.jpgS__2D08.jpgS__4388.jpgS__A388.jpg

post #10 of 14

Looks to me as this turned out great.

 

Mighty nice lookin bacon.

 

post #11 of 14

I will never buy store bought bacon again seems to be a common response!   Now that you have done it you can start experimenting with spices and different sweeteners.  Just keep the cure1 mix amounts as recommended and try to adhere to cure times.  Everything else is flexible

 

Oh and do me a favor,  buy a small digital scale,  tell Momma they make nice stocking stuffers for Daddy

 

Congrats,

 

Your pal Al

post #12 of 14

Great looking bacon!

post #13 of 14

Another Bacon Convert!

Color looks perfect!

 

Todd

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Originally Posted by TJohnson View Post

Another Bacon Convert!

Color looks perfect!

 

Todd


Todd - Your  AMNS worked perfect on this project -  I filled it three times for a 15 hour smoke- I lit both ends.  Perfect product !!! 

 

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