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Bacon 6 ways

Discussion in 'Hot Smoked Bacon' started by Spenny, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Spenny

    Spenny Newbie

    First time poster long time creeper. I have been doing bacon for a couple of years with some success. I decided it was time to try to add some flavour to my bacon and ended up going a little crazy

    The flavors are: maple (my usual), savory, raspberry chipotle, bourbon, espresso, and jalapeno lime. I will update once they are done.
     
  2. I’m in for the results! Have you tried crazy flavors before or is this a giant experiment?

    ETA: Don’t forget pics!
     
  3. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Speny,

    Good luck with your bacon adventure. A friend of mine raises cattle & hogs and sells his meat in a local store he built on the farm. About a year ago he had some raseberry/chipotle bacon and gave me some to try out. Can’t say I was a fan. To put there for me. Guess I don’t think bacon needs to be messed with. It’s just about perfect on it own. That said I think other flavors will complement it more than raseberry. I’m interested in your bourbon bacon.

    Good luck,
    Scott
     
  4. SmokinAl

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

    Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!
    Al
     
  5. Spenny

    Spenny Newbie

    Bacon is finished!!
    Now the hard part gotta let it rest till next weekend
     
  6. nanuk

    nanuk Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey.... Weekend is LONG past...

    How'd it turn out?
     
  7. Spenny

    Spenny Newbie

    It sure is long past! Everything turned out awesome. Bourbon is to die for, as is the maple. Savoury is good and both the raspberry chipotle and jalapeño lime turned out much better then expected a little heat but not overpowering. The espresso tastes good but nothing like I thought it would.
     
  8. cpfitness

    cpfitness Fire Starter

    We need recipes! Especially the bourbon one! I have no shortage of bourbon!
     

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  9. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Holy Moley! I thought I had a decent bourbon collection until I saw yours.
    But I am in agreement, Spenny; we need to see that bourbon bacon recipe!