BBB with the AMNPS & Todd's perfect mix UPDATE! FINAL SLICING PICS INCLUDED.

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by smokinal, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. smokinal

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

    Grabbed a 2 pack of butt's at Sam's a couple of weeks ago. Butterflied them & took the 2 pieces with the fat cap on them for BBB. Used the rest to make hot Italian sausage. I cured the 2 pieces in Pop's brine for 9 days. Took them out this morning, soaked them for about an hour in fresh water. Rubbed them with a little EVOO & coated them with pepper. Put them in the MES with my AMNPS & Todd's perfect mix pellets. No heat just cold smoke. I usually just smoke them for 10-12 hours, but this time I'm going to see how they taste after 24 hours of cold smoke. I have to say the aroma of the perfect mix is almost intoxicating. I don't know what's in it, but it smells awesome. Here's how they looked before the cure.

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    After 9 days in the brine cure, all rinsed & ready for the pepper.

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    All coated & ready for the smoker.

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    Got the AMNPS loaded & have about 1/4 of a Weber starter cube in the end. You can just light it with a match & it will get the pellets going.

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    Get the bacon ready to hang.

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    They are in & looking good.

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    It's been 2 hours & the TBS is flowing nicely.

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    More pics to follow Sunday morning.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  2. Taking advantage of that chilly weather we've got, eh Al?  lol

    Looking good, like them bacon hangers.

    Got me a Chuckie in this morning, 6 lbs of Salmon ready for tomorrow.
     
  3. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good, Al.

    What is the can for?

    JC1947
     
  4. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lookin good Al!  I like the bacon hangers!  Have to add those to my christmas list!!
     
  5. smokinal

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


    It helps with the draft. I found for cold smoking if I use the can as a stack & leave the chip loader out the AMNPS burns really well.
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Al, I'm a big fan of Double Smoked Belly Bacon so I have been curious about a 24 hour smoke for awhile. Looking forward to the outcome...JJ
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Me too JJ. I'm thinking the pellets will burn out sometime around dinner time and I'll reload it & it should go all night long. The BBB is already starting to get some color& it's only been about 6 hours or so.
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great, Al! I see you sure didn't skimp on the pepper.

    I have been doing longer cold smokes now, but not like 24 hours.  Can't wait to see how these turn out!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Dying for a peek Al !!!
     
  10. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   Looking good.  What I like so much about the AMNPS is the set and forget feature.  Well, except in your case when you have to come back and reload (or if you have two [​IMG]  or more) prep the next one and slip it in without any interruption.

    So, is that lighter cube working as good as it appears?  That just looks like its making it too easy.   Where's the fun in that? 
     
  11. smokinal

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


    Dave it makes it too easy like you say. Just light it with a match or lighter & come back in 10 minutes & blow the flame out. It's smoking & ready to put in the smoker.
     
  12. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    WOW,AL !!!!!!!  Can"t wait for the finish Q-view.

    taking notes , I'm  about to make the jump into BBB making

    this will be going into my "evernote" under BBB

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  13. smokinal

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

    It's been over 9 hours & the AMNPS hasn't even started the last row yet. Awesome little gadget.

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  14. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Awesome Al! Can't wait to see the end result.
     
  15. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lookin great!!  Can't wait to see the final product!!
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is Great Al !!!!

    I was going to try a cold smoke for 24 hours or more. Now I got you leading the way---You're a good man, Charlie Brown !!!!

    I'm watching this one closely!!!

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    Thanks Al,

    Bear

    BTW: That tin can might be good in Florida, or in the North during the Summer, but BAD in the Winter up here!!!

    It causes serious condensation, and it runs down the can, and eventually drips through the vent, into the smoker, and onto the food---NOT GOOD.

    I found a cardboard box with a hole cut into it does the same thing, but doesn't sweat.

    Just a hint for those who don't go to the beach on New Years Day.  [​IMG]
     
  17. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking good Al...... I bet your winter coat is covered in pepper............ oh  yeah thats right ,,,,  Floridians dont have winter coats....... your winter t shirt is covered in pepper........[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  18. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good Al. Todd sent me a bunch of extra pellets of the Perfect Blend and I can't wait to try them out. I can't wait to see the finished shots of the bacon.
     
  19. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Al 

    I need to make some more BBB soon,

    Love the bacon racks too.
     
  20. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cool,Al. Now I gotta go through the begging thingy to get Trish to leme git one[​IMG]

    I think it wil be a mute discussion,however I must try[​IMG]Me be wanting to do some Bacon and Cheese[​IMG].I gotta see if my unit will allow me to do that,I may have too much draft, maybe wrap her in moving blankets;got a few from my moving man days.

    Man, it's tough to be disabled when there are so many toys to get.[​IMG]

    Have fun and...
     

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