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First Belly Bacon

post #1 of 13
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Well here's my first belly bacon. I forgot the whole smoked pics but heres a few pics of the finished bacon. I used about 8 pieces of charcoal with hickory, mesquite and whiskey barrel oak. I filled my water pan with a bag of ice and used my maverick ET-7 to monitor drum temps and it cruised at 120* + - a few degrees. I smoked it for about 6 hours. Yup, I'm hooked. No more store bought for me. I used Hi-Mountain Buckboard Bacon cure this time. Next time will be TQ. Enjoy.

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post #2 of 13

Great job man - you are hooked for sure now!!! I do see one item in your future if you continue this bacon program and that is an AMS for cold smokes- if I could

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Great job man - you are hooked for sure now!!! I do see one item in your future if you continue this bacon program and that is an AMS for cold smokes- if I could



Scar, that's next on my list. Just got my stufz today. Two months of 7-10's, I don't know if I'm coming or going.  Thanks!

post #4 of 13

Looks awesome sure makes ya wonder why you waited so long when you taste it doesn't it

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Looks awesome sure makes ya wonder why you waited so long when you taste it doesn't it


Piney, the first thing I did after letting it rest over night I sliced it thick and made some bacon and eggs, egg recall patouey!! Took the leftover pieces and ninja'ed them up for split pea soup. Holy Cram!! 
 

post #6 of 13

Those are some good looking slices of bacon!!  Wish I had some now for a BLT snack....

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Those are some good looking slices of bacon!!  Wish I had some now for a BLT snack....


Thanks Val, I was thinking it would be awesome with some smoked spam, eggs, rice and some gravy! 
 

post #8 of 13

Outstanding lookin' Bacon there meateater ! 

 

Great price too at $1.99. That was what I paid last December. Then in Feb I paid over $3. About a month ago it was about $2.50.

Yup $1.99 is a great price.

 

Probably planning your next one already????

 

BTW: You know what really goes good with homemade Bacon?


ANYTHING !

 

 

Bear

post #9 of 13

Thats some fine looking bacon there Meateater. Don't you like how much leaner and to me tastier too. I love the bacon that I have been making and by the looks of this stuff you to won't be buying anymore bacon at the store.

post #10 of 13

Yes sir thats some mighty fine looking bacon you have there Meateater. Now I bet you won't be buying too much bacon from the stores anymore. I really do like how lean it seems. The bellies that I have been getting have been really lean and quite tastey too. 

post #11 of 13

i still have a lot of butts but i really want to do a couple fo bellies. nice lookin' bacon meateater!

post #12 of 13

Awesome Bacon!!

 

I keep the ends and pieces separaten and fry them up for baked beans...OMG!

 

Todd

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post #13 of 13

that looks great.  I so need to find some bellies and trythis

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