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First time Buckboard bacon in new smokehouse!

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
About to kick it on, hung it last night so it'd dry from the brine (32° out all night, lol!), see how well it does in the new smokehouse!

post #2 of 19
That thing looks big enough for a lot more pork than that! icon_wink.gif Keep the pics comin'!
post #3 of 19
Lets see some more pics man. icon_wink.gif
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well, got 'er done!
I was super impressed with the smokehouse; we're having 30-40mph winds here today and, by facing it towards the porch, the flame is steady with no flicker at all inside, no drafts (other than the draft I want, lol!) - nothing; you wouldn't even know the wind was blowing. My fear was that the flame would blow out or be bothered but not in the least! I adjusted it down with the needle valve to 238°-240° degrees and it held well, lowered the flame about ¼ of it's height (¾ of it left) and held perfect at that temp, outside is from 32° at 8:30 am to 51° at 3 pm. Smoked until it reached 148° to 150° internal, and both the thinnest and the thickest were within 1° of each other; heating is even throughout the smokehouse.
Used hickory with some occasional mesquite tossed in (love that flavor!).

Here's some pics after removing from bacon hangers and sliced up a bit:

All 5 pieces, a little distant and dark:

2 on the right:

3 on the left:

one of some sliced:

another in different lighting, no flash this time:

The flavor and tenderness (FAT) was wonderful!
Thanks for looking in on my first bbbacon smoke in the new smokehouse! I'll be doing the Easter ham next weekend!
Yes, it has a lot of capacity; I'm inspired by Pineywoods' bundle of bellies he's doing and his previous great smokes and wanted to have the capacity to do as much as we could possibly use!
post #5 of 19
That bbbacon qview is fantastic Pops. It just might inspire me to make some more. My last batch was nearly a year and a half ago. Got everything but the butts.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 19
Wonderful looking bacon there!
post #7 of 19
I got to get busy and smoke up a batch of BBB.... It looks real good !

post #8 of 19
Nice looking BBB great job
post #9 of 19
Great job pops! It looks amazing! My smoker is down right now and I'm too busy with honeydo list to work on it. These pics really warm my smokey heart!
post #10 of 19
Very nice Pops! Glad to hear the smoker is working so well for ya.
post #11 of 19
great looking BBB!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif nice to hear the new smokehouse working out for you ok...
post #12 of 19
Great Looking BBB!!!

I got the itch and put some in to cure on Saturday.


No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

post #13 of 19
Man those look good,That had to be good PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 19
Awwww Pops, that BBB looks beautiful !

Simply PERFECT !----------->>>>points.gif

post #15 of 19
That is Kicking BBB !!!!!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #16 of 19
Great looking BBB! Sounds as if the smokehouse performance is excellent!

Happy Birthday! (...day late icon_redface.gif)
post #17 of 19
Good looking bacon, Pops! I like your smokehouse, also.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #18 of 19
Looks awesome and i'll bet it tastes even better PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #19 of 19
Well your bacon looks great there Pops. Now being a part of Jerry's big bacon smoke and let me tell you we made some really good bacon to. Your looks like it took the smoke really well and flavor I'm sure is out of this world too.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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