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Bacon Temperature

Biggy1

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After the 14 day cure , the rinse do I smoke the bacon @ what temperature and how long ?
 

smokerjim

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I would slice a piece off first and fry it up first to make sure it's not to salty, if so soak in cold water and repeat, most people will cold smoke how long depends on the smoke level ya want.
 

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I just pulled a maple-honey bacon slab from my Pro 100 smoker a couple of hours ago. Started at 110º and slowly raised the temp up to a high of 165º. Pulled at a IT of 139º after right around 16 hours total, applewood chips. RAY
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smokeymose

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I am going to cold smoke it.
If you're cold smoking then no heat required. I like to have the outside ambient above freezing and below 70F, but I've heard you can go higher.
I go around 6 hours of smoke (I'm assuming you used a cure). After rinsing let it dry until "tacky". I just let it dry in the fridge a night or two.
How are you generating smoke?
 

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I'm one of those that doesn't worry so much about my temp getting a little warm. I've had no problems going 100-110 for 8 hours.
 

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I am going to cold smoke it.
Oh, never mind! I can only cold smoke during winter months here, it's always around 80º when I get out of bed in the morning, be 110º today. I only CS lox and cheese using my offset. RAY
 

Steve H

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After you rinse the belly. You should let it rest uncovered in the fridge for 24 hours before smoking. If it is cool outside. I do 2 twelve hour cold smokes.
 

Biggy1

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If you're cold smoking then no heat required. I like to have the outside ambient above freezing and below 70F, but I've heard you can go higher.
I go around 6 hours of smoke (I'm assuming you used a cure). After rinsing let it dry until "tacky". I just let it dry in the fridge a night or two.
How are you generating smoke?
I have a Masterbuilt 130 electric smoker with a smoker attachment .
 

smokeymose

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I have a Masterbuilt 130 electric smoker with a smoker attachment .
I'm not familiar with that set-up or how much smoke is made and my 6 hour note is just personal preference.
As above noted some like more smoke and are comfortable with higher temps. It's all good.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you don't have to do it all at once. You can smoke a few hours, let it rest in the fridge and do a few more hours the next day.
 

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