Best pork belly I've ever had.

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by 502meat, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. 502meat

    502meat Newbie

    I picked up this monster today.  I'm used to getting 9-10lbers frozen from RD.  This dude weighed in at 25lbs fresh. It came from a small local processor who slaughters on site.  They brought it out from the back, so I wouldn't be surprised if it waddled in the back door this morning.  The color is so deep compared to that commodity pork from RD.  I can't wait to break it down and get it in some cure!

     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man, do I wish I had one of those.... I'am really itchin to make some bacon !
    Good for you, let us go along with ya with some Q view ! :biggrin:
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are you Irish? You sure got the luck for it!

    Beautiful side ya got there. You should take a small sample of your bacon back to the butcher when you get it done, kind of like a thank you. Building points with a butcher that has those can never hurt!

    I would buy a lotto ticket too!
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a great looking slab.

    Wish I could find them like that around here.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow!!!  That's a real Porker!!![​IMG]

    Mine usually run between 9 and 14 pounds (without the skin).

    Bear
     
  6. So big and exciting!!! Cheers! - Leah
     
  7. 502meat

    502meat Newbie

    Well it's been a pretty long time between posts but I figured I would share some of the pictures of the process.










     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some pretty bacon, how long and what type smoke did you use?
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fantastic looking Bacon! That's one massive slab! Wish we could get something like that here. We'll we can but the place that does that wants half a years pay for the slab!
     
  10. 502meat

    502meat Newbie

    Foamheart the bacon was in for 4 hours with BBQ delight hickory pellets.  
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank ye.... sure looks nice.
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey.......502........ Looks like you got a REAL pig...... one with FLAVOR...... Thumbs Up
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking piece of pork. Well done.

    Disco
     

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