Well my latest batch of venison bacon is smoked, sealed, and delivered (to the freezer). Nothing remarkable to report, though I did add a cup of pure maple syrup to half of the batch. I only fried up one piece of each when it was done, because I had my wisdom teeth taken out on Friday and I'm not supposed to be eating anything very solid yet (which really sucks by the way since it's Super Bowl Sunday - bad planning on my part).
I could definitely taste a little bit of sweet maple. Not sure which flavor I like better. The original tasted a little smokier. Both good. My wife liked the maple better. Here's a few pics to prove that I'm not just blowin' smoke!
Ready for smoke . . .
Off the smoker and cooling . . .
The slicing table (I don't have a meat slicer, but this stuff slices pretty easy with a decent butcher knife) . . .
The maple batch . . .
The original batch . . .
Just under 15 lbs total. I should be set for a while!