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Bacon on a Fattie

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by redneck69, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    i want to do a couple of fatties for a work x-mas party on my mes 40, along with some garlic sausage and riblets.  but my main question is...will the bacon on the fatty get crispy if i have about an inch of water in the water pan?  i know the moisture floating around the chamber will keep everything juicy.  but will the bacon crisp up?  i have never done fatties before so this is new to me.  if the bacon does not crisp up..would there be any problems tossing them on a grill for a few minutes to get it crispy?
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just take them off the smoker and either drop them onto a hot grill or into a hot oven for 5-10 minutes to crisp up the bacon on the outside. Heck could even use a big non-stick pan if you want.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    The mes doesn't  get hot enough to crisp the bacon. Run it under a broiler and it will crisp up pretty quick.
  4. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    thanx JIRod..i fugured i could do that.
  5. BandCollector

    BandCollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Love this sight...Great people with great ideas!
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    ]I'm voting for the broiler or the grill myself.
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here ya go guys:

    I stole this GREAT IDEA from "lowcountrygamecock" on a new post.

    I don't think he'll mind, since I credit him.

    I haven't been on in a while but was looking for new fattie recipes for a Christmas cookout and saw several people mention the bacon not being done when the fattie reaches 165.  Here's a quick easy solution that I use for that problem.  Go to Lowes/Home Depot and get one of those hand held torches that go on the end of a small propane tank.  You can get the kit with the easy trigger, tank and all for 25 bucks or get the cheapo version for around 15 without the trigger.  Works great for last minute bacon crisping and a ton of other stuff around the house.



  8. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Just the thing for the ABT's and your creme brulee, as well.  It's a fun secret kitchen weapon, for sure!
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    The torch is what I use if I need to crisp something up
  10. I love the fact that you guys are using a torch to crisp up bacon. It does not get more Manly than that. Another excuse to go buy some tools. Awesome.
  11. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love the torch idea, I have 1 or 3 here lol