Cold smoke , how does it look?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by buckinducks, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. buckinducks

    buckinducks Smoke Blower

    2nd time attempting bacon.

    1st time I hot smoked it , it came out awesome. Was somewhat dry when it came out and nice golden brown.

    Used pops brine again and let fridge dry for 24hrs then cold smoked , looks almost like it just came out the brine , still moist looking.
    Is this normal for a cold smoke ?
    I will see what it looks like after it firms up in the fridge over night
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How long did you smoke it for? I only cold smoke and I smoke the bacon for 18-24 hours, in 6-8 hour increments. With an over night rest in between each 6-8 hour smoke.

    I think you haven't smoked it long enough.
  3. smokinal

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

    I really don't have a time limit on how long to cold smoke bacon.

    I just let it go until I get the color I'm looking for.

    Most of the time that's around 10-12 hours.

    I agree with Case, you just didn't smoke it long enough.

    I would just put it back in the smoker until it looks like you want.

  4. buckinducks

    buckinducks Smoke Blower

    It does look a lot better after sitting in the fridge. It smoked for almost 6 hours and smells good, just wasn't sure about the texture.

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