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  1. mneeley490

    Sale on Pork Bellies at Smart FoodService, aka Cash & Carry

    Sale starting today thru 1/26, $1.99 lb. -10 lb. avg. They've been much more than that at Costco lately. I'm headed there now... https://www.smartfoodservice.com/content/hotsheet/22/2389/
  2. xray

    Kapusniak (Polish sauerkraut soup)

    Here's another winter warmer. Kapusniak is made a lot of ways. Here's how I made this batch. This recipe makes a lot. Slightly tangy, slightly savory. Warms the belly on an icy day like today. I cook the ingredients one at a time so that everything has a chance to lightly saute. If you overload...
  3. xray

    Smoked Cheesy Grits and Shrimp + Grit Cakes for Breakfast (Bachelor Week)

    In a continuation of Bachelor Week, a bigger meal I had planned is Shrimp & Grits. I had a lot of cheesy grits leftover, I ended up frying grit cakes with them for the next day's breakfast. This a pic heavy post, so less yadda-yadda and more lookin' Smoked Cheesy Grits and Shrimp: 1lb...
  4. dirtsailor2003

    Bacon Season has arrived

    A few weeks ago our Costco had bellies on sale so I picked up two nice ones to make into bacon. I like to dry cure and cold smoke my bacon. I had planned on smoking on the 24th of October, but life got in the way so Smoke day will be Nov 2nd. I will be cold smoking and plan on smoking 18 hours...
  5. GreytQ

    Canning red beans with ham hock, sausage and bacon

    Ball has an outstanding recipe for Louisiana Red Beans canned with ham hocks, smoked sausage and bacon. I've made this twice over the last couple of years and it is truly amazing. I made it with store bought bacon and ham hocks but used my homemade smoked Andouille sausage. The most recent...
  6. hoity toit

    Belly Bacon again

    Scored 3 really large pork bellies at restaurant Depot last weekend. Got them rubbed down with tender-quick for at least the next 14-20 day...more and pictures to follow.
  7. H

    Sichuan cold smoked pork & sausages: traditionally smoked with green cypress — why?

    (Also posted on Reddit at r/smoking) I love the flavour of Sichuan smoked sausage, and smoked belly. I am not in China. I have made some, using a modified version of what they seem to do. Here is a reference Youtube video showing a traditional process (which is also quite meditative if you...
  8. John_D

    Bacon flavor Experiment

    Well the test of all kinds of flavors continues. Test batches today , using pork loin Rib cut ( canadian bacon ) 5 hours cold smoke using Applewood , now it's into the fridge to setup before slicing tomorrow, it was 1KG Dill pickle , 1Kg Coffee , 1.5KG Maple Syrup and Crushed Black Peppercorn.
  9. gmc2003

    Meat Lovers Pizza Fattie...

    Well, the wife was gone for the day and we're scheduled to go to a party at her sisters house on Sunday. Since the wife offered to bring something to eat and my pork shots are banned(because the last time or two I brought them everyone filled up on the shots and nobody ate the main course). I...
  10. Preacher Man

    Smoked Everything Club Sandwich

    It's hard to know where to put this post, but I settled on here because the initial inspiration to make this sammich was needing to use some of my Meal Prep Turkey that's been in the freezer. It just so happened that I also had some smoked pastrami in the freezer and some pulled pork in the...
  11. John_D

    Cold smoking in older bradley smoker

    Hey everyone, in need of some info for cold smoking on an older Bradley smoker. I have made my first attempt at some bacon thats due to finish curing this Tuesday and was going to put in my old style bradley. The question is, do I need to turn the main box on to heat it to 180 degrees or can...
  12. M

    Yellow discoloration on bacon

    Just pulled out a 5lb belly from a 2 week cure. Used this calculator http://www.diggingdogfarm.com/page2.html to do the percentages. I tested a few pieces and it's cured through - however, there's a bunch of translucent yellow spot areas on the flesh. Kind of like the color of gelled chicken...
  13. L

    Bacon Recipes

    Hey everyone, I am looking for some help. I have tried making a raspberry and chipotle bacon twice. The first time I used raspberry extract and chipotle powder mixed in with the standard salt, sugar and curing salt to make a kind of slurry that I coated the belly in. I let it cure in a ziplock...
  14. Mofatguy

    Shelf life of home cured bacon

    Hey all. I have a question on the shelf life of home cured bacon that has been cold smoked. I have only made bacon once usimg disco's dry rub with bsugar salt and instacure #1 cold smoked and then fried for breakfast. When I vac packed I only put enough slices for 2-3 days worth. How long will...
  15. B

    Bacon question

    Hey all, Quick question on some bacon I have going. First, a little info on what I’ve got going. I have 2, 6ish lb slabs of belly bacon that I started at 12:30pm. Smoker has been been around 70-80 degrees for this cook with a blend of maple/cherry/hickory dust in the amnps. This is from 5...
  16. smokenharley

    1st Pork Belly Bacon

    Well my smoking brethren, I tried pork belly bacon for the first time. And it was a success. I must say that of all things I have smoked, outside of cheese, this has got to be one of the easiest I have done. If you are considering giving it a try I would highly suggest that you do and you will...
  17. Baconisgoood

    Curing bacon for the first time..

    Hello everyone! Looks like this is the place to get the answers I have been searching for. Thank you in advance for reading and/or replying!! Being a bacon lover I decided to try making it myself cause it seemed to be not very difficult to do. I purchased some pork belly which was cut in slabs...
  18. bacon_crazy510

    More bacon!!!

    "It's been while." "I don't know why it's taken so long..." Thoughts that go through my head. The wait is over. But it just began! I started some belly curing in Pop's brine recipe, with the addition of maple extract and some "black forest seasoning" I found on another site. It includes...
  19. fajitapot

    Busy Day Smoking in the Rain Yesterday

    Well not THAT busy. Mostly just standing around and drinking a little whiskey. Was pretty busy about a week and a half ago. Cured two hams; a sweetheart made with the top round as well as a bigger one (split in half) with the rest of the round. Bacon'd two of the bellies and threw the hock in...
  20. illini40

    Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

    Hello Smoked some bacon wrapped cheese stuffed meatballs (and a few sans bacon) this evening. Turned out great! This cook was partially inspired by the recipe for Monk Balls in Jeff's Smoking Meat book. Started with 2 pounds of ground chuck. Added 2 eggs, some crushed corn Chex, seasoned with...
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