Ahhh apple wood smoked Bacon... been a long time since I made some

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by boykjo, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    dry rubbed with tender quick and brown sugar smoked with apple wood pellets from Todd. Took it to 145 IT... Smells great. In the fridge to bloom for a bit then slice soon


    Thanks for looking

    Boykjo
     
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  2. Mine will be on the smoke tomorrow looks great
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like you might know what you're doin'...JJ[​IMG]
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Nice job, Joe!

    I like the color.

    Do you ever cold smoke your bacon?

    Al
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Joe!!![​IMG]

    I can almost Smell it from here!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Bear
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Tasty! Gotta love apple wood on bacon.
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Joe that is looking good Apple or Cob for bacon,my choice  

    Richie
     
  8. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    No.  The reason is I feel better taking the bacon to a safe temp of 152 as i am not the only one who is going to eat it. Call it "piece of mind"  I start the smoker at about 140 and bump up 10 degrees every hr until I reach 180 then I take the bacon to 152 just about like sausage........ This bacon got about 6 hrs of light smoke. I dont want the smoke flavor to be too much.

    The bacon cured for 10 days

    Thanks everyone

    will post some more pics here soon

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's what I do with my BBB, but I stop between 145° and 150°.

    I think Pops does Belly Bacon like that too, for the same reasons as yours.[​IMG]

    I'll be back for the Slices pics---I love looking at sliced Bacon, but Smelling it & Eating it is better!!

    Bear
     
  10. smokinal

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

    I don't understand Joe. Are you worried that someone will eat the bacon without cooking it first?

    Al
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking bacon! I have taken to safe level and less. I don't notice a lot of difference in the final result but I don't do it anymore just because I'm lazy, I just smoke it until it has enough smoke for me.

    Disco
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks disco...........It helps stiffin the bacon up a little too

    Joe
     
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
     
  14. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sliced up some of the bacon..... Turned out great.... Mrs.B wanted some BLT's. Its been a long time since I used my deli slicer




    Again, Thanks for looking

    Joe
     
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  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks really great! I like your Belly hangers too.......

    Great job.....
     
  16. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just some stainless steel filler rods.............[​IMG]
     
  17. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great Joe.
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Bacon, Joe!![​IMG]-------------[​IMG]

    Bet those BLTs were Outstanding!!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  19. Looks awesome Joe. Doing me some this weekend. Hope it comes out as good as yours.
     
  20. Great job on the Bacon.  I wish I could get bellies at a reasonable price around here.     [​IMG]

    Gary
     

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