So I have up until this point cured 2 pork bellies (using meatheads cure recipe) , and hot smoked on the pellet grill until internal 155.
But both times the bacon came out tasting..... not really like bacon. My dad said it didnt have enough salt. My mom said it was WAY to salty. So im in the dark in exactly whats wrong with it.
Its hard to describe because i have not really been cooking long but i can describe it as less a bacon taste and more a ham taste.
I PERSONALLY dont have a problem with the taste. Its really good in my opinion. The problem is when i drop 20 bucks for 5 pounds of meat and spend a week prepping it. I want the whole family to enjoy it. They dont like this bacon. I love it , i ate almost all of it within a week and a half.
So I have a few questions.
1. What is wrong with my bacon that makes it taste so different than store bought? Is it that something is wrong at all , is home made bacon supposed to taste like storebought? reminder the cure was meatheads bacon cure from his website with a hotsmoke at the end.
2. Is there a recipe known to experts to be foolproof, blow your socks off bacon with no chance of failure?
3. I just got an amazn tube , is cold smoking much much better than hotsmoking? I read that hot smoking "renders the fat" which might alter its taste. Is that what is happening?
Thanks for your help