BBB - Again! Part 2

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by tjohnson, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I split my BBB into 2 smokes

    My first BBB Smoke, I already posted

    The second smoke was BBB that had been cured with a commercial Maple Cure with extra Maple Sugar, and TQ W/Brown Sugar

    I'm not a fan of Maple Flavored Bacon, but this is nothing like the flavor when cheap maple syrup hits your bacon.  It's by far my favorite, and the least amount I made.  I definitely will not be giving the Maple BBB out to the neighbors!  Next time, I'll inject a Maple/Brine solution for a little more flavor.

    Cold Smoked for 12 Hours Total using one of my New A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKERS, filled with 100% Apple Pellets.

    Thanks Again For Looking!!!

    Todd

    Lighting My New A-MAZE-N=PELLET-SMOKER Filled With Apple Pellets

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    Allow the Flame to Burn For 5-10 Minutes, then blow it out

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    BBB Hanging and Waiting for Smoke

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    About 8 Hours Into The Smoke  Nice Color Starting 2 Rows of Pellets Burned

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    12 Hour Smoke Done - Very Nice Color!

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    About 2" of Pellets Are Still Burning - 14 Hours Total on a Single Fill of Pellets!!!

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    Out of The Smoker and Ready To Go Into The Fridge

    Notice the Awesome Mahogany Color?!?!?

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    Test Fry of the Maple Bacon  -  My Favorite!

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  2. My gosh I've got to get a bigger smoker. You guys make me drool with these bacon and sausage posts. Looks great!

    Steve
     
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can cold smoke bacon in a cardboard box if necessary.

    make a batch of Home Made Bacon and you'll never buy from the store again!

    Todd
     
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That looks great.
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bacon looks great Todd...

    What is that yellow in the back of the smoker?  Looks like a Cheese Explosion... LOL
     
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It's a weird spot where smoke does not stick.

    Just noticed it when you pointed it out

    TJ
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Man your on a bacon roll! That bacon really has a nice color. I see you sliced yours with the grain. I slice mine against the grain. It shrinks up some when you cook it but I think it's more tender. That's just me though.
     
  8. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

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  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Can you even imagine the flavor goodness you could add to Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans with some of your [​IMG]  bacon chunks added?  That is, of course, assuming you exercised enough restraint from nibbling the pieces.  Sure glad you guys and gals shoved me off on this slippery slope.  Excuse me, I gotta go overhaul mine.

    Looking good.

    ~Dave
     
  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I always separate the ends and pieces, and use them in baked beans.

    These really add a nice smokey flavor.

    TJ
     
  11. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]     Man I gotta give that a try!!!
     
  12. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know you see daylight, when all the bacon is vac packed!

    All that's left is cleaning the kitchen before my Wife gets home!!!!

    Another Pile O' Bacon

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    Vac Packed and Ready For The Freezer

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    THE END!

    Todd
     
  13. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Todd, I just realized I'm all out. 
     
  14. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Get Crackin' My Friend!

    TJ
     
  15. smokinal

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

    Awesome Todd! Your going to need to get another freezer if you keep this up!
     
  16. samuel trachet

    samuel trachet Fire Starter

    All I can say is that when I grow up...........I want to smoke as good as you!! LOL. Awesome job! Got my BBB going into the smoker tomorrow for my 1st ever smoke with my new AMNPS. Gonna cold smoke it. Keep up the great Qview. It's how the rest of us get inspired. Thanks--Sam
     
  17. That is some great lookin BBB Todd. I guess I will be getting my feet wet 

    with my first batch probably this weekend. It is in the fridge right now.

    Will be 10 days friday. Hope mine turns out as good as yours.

    Mike
     
  18. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower

    Great looking BBB Todd.

    Im headed to Sam's in the morning to pick up a few things like 8 butts seeing how I made one butt worth of BBB and it was gone before I got but a couple pieces. Wife LOVED it, but Todd you got me wondering about something..when I add my TQ, can I add maple syrup to that in the bag to cure with as well??? If so I could gain some realllly big points with the better half as she loves putting maple syrup on it.

    Thx

    Dave
     
  19. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Dave,

    The Maple Syrup will be washed off when you rinse your BBB.  I coated some of my BBB with Maple Syrup and then a sprinkled on some Cracked Black Pepper(CBP).  Only regret is that I did not coat "Both Sides", and make more peppered bacon!

    Todd
     
  20. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower

    Todd,

    Excellant, thx for the info. I know when its ready she will love it. Its funny, she doesnt care for bacon out of the store. Never has, but she loves that BBB. Now with smoking it with the maple syrup and with maple pellets she will like it even more.

    Thx again

    Dave
     

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