BLT - "Bacon Long Time"

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thirdeye

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For some reason, in the high lonesome, pork bellies have been hard to come by for about 3-years or so. But on occasion, all the stars are aligned. Last month I got a nice one from Costco in Colorado from a friend.

I did a 15 day dry cure, smoking 2/3s and making 1/3 into 'streak-o-lean'.
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Oh and some bacon ends...
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From pic 3 I’d say it was cold smoked….or at least the smoker was in the cold!
and it looks mighty good. I may have to hunt me down some belly!

Jim
 
Nice slabs . What is Streak - O - Lean ?? Thanks

I was in out costco the other day, and all they had was belly already sliced in 1 1/2" pieces in packages of about 5 or 6 pieces.
I am not sure who would use it like this , But they must sell it , because that is how it was when I checked back in the summer also.

David
 
Looks good. Bellies were hard to get here for a long time and expensive, but recently one of our grocers has started stocking Prime belly as half bellies shrink wrapped. Started out a couple months ago at 3.50 a pound, is now 3.99 a pound but these are thick very high quality bellies, no trimming required, my freezer is filling up.
 
That looks awesome good looking bellies
 
Bacon!!! Love me some of that. That after smoked pic makes me crave it! Nice work!
 
Nice looking bacon......cold smoked I assume.
The outside temps were around 25° and my smoker temps ranged from 40° to 90°.
Nice slabs . What is Streak - O - Lean ?? Thanks

I was in out costco the other day, and all they had was belly already sliced in 1 1/2" pieces in packages of about 5 or 6 pieces.
I am not sure who would use it like this , But they must sell it , because that is how it was when I checked back in the summer also.

David
Streak-o-lean is cured but not smoked.

 
Nice slabs . What is Streak - O - Lean ?? Thanks

I was in out costco the other day, and all they had was belly already sliced in 1 1/2" pieces in packages of about 5 or 6 pieces.
I am not sure who would use it like this , But they must sell it , because that is how it was when I checked back in the summer also.

David
I buy that for burnt ends, less cutting, just cube it.
 
But on occasion, all the stars are aligned.
That's some fine looking bacon TE. With all cloud cover here. I'm guessing our stars aren't aligned. I haven't been able to find good cuts of belly for a while.

Point for sure
Chris
 
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