1st bacon

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by ldrus, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    went and got a 6lb  belly this am from the butcher man going to give bacon a try !! [​IMG] using  the  "POPS Recipe"   found here ] the plan is to let it soak for 10-14 days  then smoke  ill have pics up as i go along  any tips  will be greatly welcomed
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like you have it covered. How are you planning on smoking it? Hot or cold smoke?
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Pops brine makes it real easy. If this is your first bacon I would cold smoke it.
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    like AL said i will cold smoke it
  5. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    yes i plan on cold smoking  .. when i do this do i just want to put it in my mes without turning it on and running the AMNPS? or should i run temp at 100? whats a good wood to use
  6. smokinsteve

    smokinsteve Fire Starter

    Pop's brine is great!  My only suggestion is that, if you add any additional spices (I add garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper), give it a good stir every few days.  Otherwise the pieces on the bottom get more seasoning than the ones on the top.  Good Luck!
  7. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    i was wondering about stirring it thanks

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