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My first batch of sweet, sweet, salty bacon.

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Me and my girlfriend had bought a hog for butcher and her uncle cut it all for us. The bacon was the first thing we handled. We had it in Morton's Sugar Cure for about 8 days. Rotating, rubbing and letting it sit in the fridge. After taking it out, giving it a rinse and letting it sit under a fan for about an hour,  I put it in the smoker. I used applewood pellets and let it sit for 5 hours at about 200. I rotated the racks once an hour and for the last hour I flipped them over.

 

It was about 12:30 am when I pulled them out and finally got a taste. I fried up a slice for me and a slice for my girlfriend. Being as it was the first time I've ever smoked meat, I was nervous as hell! But it turned out delicous and she loved it! I honestly couldn't have been prouder of myself and I knew instantly that this is a new passion.


Edited by Porkfessional - 2/3/15 at 11:11am
post #2 of 9

Looks good.......

 

 

 

 I used applewood pellets and let it sit for 5 hours at about 200.

 

To drive out moisture, water boils at 212...  better to dry at 275 for a shorter period of time....

post #3 of 9

That is some fine looking bacon. I like the color.

Happy smoken.

David

post #4 of 9

Nice looking bacon !

post #5 of 9

Nice looking bacon, good job

 

Gary

post #6 of 9

Bacon is an addiction, unlike any other smoke.

 

Congrats on your bacon.

 

I hope you got a big sloppy kiss for your smoking achievement! (any excuse right?)

post #7 of 9

Getting more and more excited about getting mine done

 

Gary

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Oh, I did! She was super happy with the turn out. I just recently sent some home with my father (payment for helping us haul a lawn tractor) and he was head over heels when he tried it!

post #9 of 9

Great, glad it turned out so good, I'll be smoking mine tomorrow

 

 

Gary

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