Featured Bacon 2nd attempt with new rig better than first

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Markl

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Sep 1, 2020
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Minnesota
First attempt was using a smoke tube in my Pit Boss pellet smoker. Wasn't bad, but a little strong/harsh until I bagged it for a few days to mellow.
This time I used my new cold smoke rig, picking up a used MES 30 digital and added the mailbox mod.
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Used the A-maze-n smoke tube with Hickory pellets. Ambient temp was 33 degrees and during the smoke session Internal temp of the MES hovered 50-55 degrees. Smoked for 4.5 hrs
Belly going in:
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Bacon coming out:
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Cooked a few slices (forgot to grab pics), much cleaner smoke flavor and pepper with a hint of maple syrup came thru just right where the wife and kids like it. Very happy with how this came out, especially with the new cold smoke rig.

Kudos to everyone that helps us newbies get up to speed
 

fxsales1959

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Dec 17, 2019
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PembrokePines, FL
First attempt was using a smoke tube in my Pit Boss pellet smoker. Wasn't bad, but a little strong/harsh until I bagged it for a few days to mellow.
This time I used my new cold smoke rig, picking up a used MES 30 digital and added the mailbox mod.
View attachment 649168
Used the A-maze-n smoke tube with Hickory pellets. Ambient temp was 33 degrees and during the smoke session Internal temp of the MES hovered 50-55 degrees. Smoked for 4.5 hrs
Belly going in: View attachment 649169
Bacon coming out:
View attachment 649170

Cooked a few slices (forgot to grab pics), much cleaner smoke flavor and pepper with a hint of maple syrup came thru just right where the wife and kids like it. Very happy with how this came out, especially with the new cold smoke rig.

Kudos to everyone that helps us newbies get up to speed
sweeeet!. Love a hint or maple slurple too
 
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Poppo

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Oct 23, 2022
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First attempt was using a smoke tube in my Pit Boss pellet smoker. Wasn't bad, but a little strong/harsh until I bagged it for a few days to mellow.
This time I used my new cold smoke rig, picking up a used MES 30 digital and added the mailbox mod.
View attachment 649168
Used the A-maze-n smoke tube with Hickory pellets. Ambient temp was 33 degrees and during the smoke session Internal temp of the MES hovered 50-55 degrees. Smoked for 4.5 hrs
Belly going in: View attachment 649169
Bacon coming out:
View attachment 649170

Cooked a few slices (forgot to grab pics), much cleaner smoke flavor and pepper with a hint of maple syrup came thru just right where the wife and kids like it. Very happy with how this came out, especially with the new cold smoke rig.

Kudos to everyone that helps us newbies get up to speed
Nice job on the smoker. Bacon looks great, the most important thing is the wife and kids liked it too...
 

hoity toit

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First attempt was using a smoke tube in my Pit Boss pellet smoker. Wasn't bad, but a little strong/harsh until I bagged it for a few days to mellow.
This time I used my new cold smoke rig, picking up a used MES 30 digital and added the mailbox mod.
View attachment 649168
Used the A-maze-n smoke tube with Hickory pellets. Ambient temp was 33 degrees and during the smoke session Internal temp of the MES hovered 50-55 degrees. Smoked for 4.5 hrs
Belly going in: View attachment 649169
Bacon coming out:
View attachment 649170

Cooked a few slices (forgot to grab pics), much cleaner smoke flavor and pepper with a hint of maple syrup came thru just right where the wife and kids like it. Very happy with how this came out, especially with the new cold smoke rig.

Kudos to everyone that helps us newbies get up to speed
I like it ! Good setup