Just think individual Flash Frozen concept
Gosh you being closer to Pork Central if you will than us way up here you would have better pricing, I am picking up some bone out pork shoulders for 1.27lb in the next few days
keep on smoking,
Thank you for the great thread Dave. Great looking bacon. "Cooking" your pellets before smoking is a great idea. I had my pellets in the same room as the swamp cooler. LOL. At least I figured out why my amazn pellet smoker "didn't work" recently. Baking them is now a must I think. I finally found a butcher that I can get pork belly from. I hope my bacon turns out half that good. And thanks for the cold smoking link too.
Dave, as usual, nice looking bacon.
As you well know, you and I prepare our bacon the same other than using different dry cures and smoke times. After reading this thread, I purchased a side at Costco and was very pleased with what I brought home. Dry cured it for 19 days (normally 14) my how time flies, oh well. It is drying in the cooler now for two days and then it will go in the smoker for approximately 72 hours tomorrow using my pulverized pellet method.
Thinking this Costco bacon will be the way to go in the future.
Thanks for the fine thread.
I agree, they sure do a nice job.
I pulverize mine to a talc powder consistency and place it in an AMNPS. By lighting one end, I can get a 15 - 17-hour burn with a very light smoke in color and consistency, give it a break and do it again until the sides are the color I want. It normally takes around 72 hours of smoke to obtain this.
As you know the time involved allows for further equalization which produces the old time flavor we enjoy so much.
I top it right off with maybe a little extra. It will hold approx 12 oz.
are you putting the pelleted in a Cuisinart? or just pulverizing? (seems like crushing them) and they would be too dense to burn?
Keep On Smokin,
Ditto Dave, I use AMAZN pellets only, they burn better than some of the box store pellets. You can figure 5 hours per row. Suggest using a garage sale blender, it makes things go better in the kitchen if you know what I mean.