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Finally got my pork belly

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Just started my first batch of bacon. 

 

Any suggestions on what to put on the outside before I smoke it? CBP? honey? brown sugar? or should I have put that on with the cure

 

heres the trimmed picture. I then rubbed the cure(buckboard bacon kit) on and put it in food saver bags.

 

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post #2 of 13

 

Here are some ideas Warren...  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/73131/smokehouse-bacon

 

I like pepper bacon and jalapeno bacon best. :)

 

Good luck with what ever you make!

 

 

 

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks for the ideas. I guess I'll just add to it after the cure is done and see what I get. hopefully itll add a little extra flavor.

post #4 of 13

If you used the Hi Mountain Buckboard Bacon kit it will have seasonings mixed in. I would suggest doing it with just that the first time to see what if anything you may want to add the next time. Believe me there will be many next times once you make your own once

post #5 of 13

I have a whole slab curing in the refrig as we speak. Now I used the hi mountian buckboard bacon kit to and that's what we used at Jerry's (pineywoods) for the 170lbs we did there at camp. Now I will be smoking it sometime during the week next week maybe. I'm thinking of maybe adding some crack black pepper to the outside but maybe some Jalapenos after looking at Jeanie's (cowgirls) post. But I would just cure it for now and then you will have atleast a week to figure something out.

post #6 of 13

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/75709/old-bay-seasoning

 

I used some Ole Bay in mine and believe me it was good. Any seasoning that you like (with cure of course) is a good way to go. I made spicy and not so spicy. Had a freezer full and never got any complaints!

 

http://s66.photobucket.com/albums/h259/klif_e/first%20bacon/?action=view&current=f5664ece.pbw

post #7 of 13

I am so glad you got your bellies! I'm STILL waiting on mine, hopefully Tuesday. Geez. But in the meantime I will keep checking out your progress and any tips would be appreciated!

post #8 of 13

I'm glad I read this, I need to flip my butts. Five more days till the TBS.

post #9 of 13

I can't wait to try this.  I guess that the only thing holding me back is I don't have a slicer yet.

 

Good luck with your 1st try!  I like the pepper idea, too.

 

BTW, this is just for you, Cheryl:

 

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post #10 of 13

OMG Myth!

 

That is such a great picture, the kittie in the background with the upside down head (mine do that too!) and the big kittie looking at the camera like "get away from me or I'll kill you" and the cutie baby! Sound asleep, not a worry in the world. Life is good! Thanks for sharing my friend!!!!

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

i dont have a slicer yet either. Im waiting for the cabelas one to go on sale and Ima scoop it up. just bought a nice stainless steel table from them to clean deer, hogs, and fish on. should be here next week hopefully. it was on sale. 16gauge 3'x2' for $129 with a bottom shelf also

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OMG Myth!

 

That is such a great picture, the kittie in the background with the upside down head (mine do that too!) and the big kittie looking at the camera like "get away from me or I'll kill you" and the cutie baby! Sound asleep, not a worry in the world. Life is good! Thanks for sharing my friend!!!!


I knew that you'd like that.  They're all strays, but they think that they live here, and I do love them.  Here's a handsome guy from a previous litter chilling out next to my Z:

 

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I'm not trying to threadjack you, FFTWarren, and I apologize for going so far off-topic.  I'm really looking forward to hear about your 1st bacon-curing/smoking experience.

post #13 of 13

By all means, send kittie pics to me via pm! om my gosh, I'm a kitty freak! Thanks!

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