BLT Bacon Makin'!

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by smokingohiobutcher, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So Mrs SOB and the little SOBs wanted BLTs for supper the other night....I said OMG!!! [​IMG]     Mee too! 

    Now I like Blts but not really fond of making them....takes a long time splattering up the stove to make enough bacon for everybody and

    having it all done at the same time is just as hard, so I put on my dunce cap and decided to keep the mess outside!

    I used my big verticle smoker to bake/smoke the bacon slices so they could all be done at the same time!

    Broiled the toast on a rack and had all the fixins set out ahead of time....It worked great!

    Heres some pics!

    A little alder for some extra smokiness


    Some with a little rib rub


    Some left plain


    Threw on some sweet corn that was in the fridge.


    1-1/2 hrs in at 235*


    Took them off after 2 hours


    Plain ones


    Rib rub ones


    It worked.... bacon was great! Corn was bad! Wow what a failer!  Oh well!  Did I mention the Bacon was great!

     Oooooooo....check out the bear view!

    Thanks for watchin'

  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking meal SOB. When we do a large bacon cook (for 9 grandkids) we have been doing it in the oven on sheet pans and this looks like a great idea. I might still use the sheet pans to cut down on the grease clean up. Awesome job and looking mighty tasty.

    This is Mrs Scar and my Sunday Football breakfast meal - so it will get a try 
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What an awesome idea, SOB!!!

    I never thought of that!!!----Oven, toaster oven, frying pan, but never smoker!!!!

    Nice BearView too!!!

    I know you said the Bacon was great, but did it get any tougher after 2 hours??---Maybe even more tender????

    Thanks Buddy!

  4. That looks fantastic. I do 90% of my bacon frying on the grill. I got tired of cleaning up the kitchen stove and tried the grill one morning. Never went back. Sure saves a ton of clean up time. Never thought about the smoker but my bacon is already smoked.
  5. tjohnson

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

    What a Great Idea!

  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

     I use the oven (400) with the sheet pan lined with foil and thos round dispoable grill grates from dollar general.

    Been using the same grates for months....

      Have a great day!!

  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Awesome, now I want a BLT. [​IMG]  Great BearView on the SOB-QTV. [​IMG]
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome! Did I miss the temp you smoked at?

    What could have made the corn bad? Did it dry out? I usually soak mine & then wrap in a green chili & lime butter. It looked like you had the bacon dripping on the corn? That can't be bad can it?
  9. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a sheet pan at the bttom of the smoker covered with foil so clean up will be a snap...but the sidwalls got a goooood coating of grease![​IMG]

    Thanks Mrs Scar...I think you'll like it!

    I was worried it might get on a fattie...but it was great. when I pulled it it wasn't to crispy, but while it sat and cooled down while I got the sammies ready it got nice and crispy! But not tough!

    The clean up was a big factor in my deciding to try this...but I wanted a way to get it all done at once.

    Thanks Todd!...Your unit made it nice and me most store bought hams, bacon,sausage are too bland!  In my opinion more smoke the better! 

    You Da'Man! 

     The one time I tried it in te oven I used a baking stone with a sheet pan on the next rack down...bacon was awesomw but the grease missed the sheet pan and burned on the oven bottom! Opps!!.My DumDum mistake. The smell of the over charred bacon grease was nasty!

    Gotta have the Bear View...Ya know my Neilson ratings have shot through the roof since I started including Bearview![​IMG]

    I think it was 235* on the grates! the corn wasnt the freshest and it was below the had a good taste but the texture was BAD!! Chewy and dry!

    Thanks for all the nice comments everybody!

    SOB...and the whole bunch of SOBs!
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for your reply, SOB!!

    I really gotta try this!

  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SOB, Evenin'..........The corn was bad ???????....How could that be.........with bacon dripping  on it ?????  I mean come was really good and you just don't want to share the "new way to cook corn"..........or was the corn really bad........Dave
  12. smokinal

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

    Absolutely a great idea and with my Smoke Vault I can crank the temp up & get it crispy.

  13. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Dave,  the flavor was alright...but the texture was chewy and dry.  a combination of it being not so fresh and cooked too long I think.

    I wish I had watched it better...opps!

    Yep I think if you can crank up the temp like an oven it doesnt need to take as long as mine did!

    Good luck give it a try!

  14. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    SOB it looks amazing and the Sammie looks yummy .thanks
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is definitely one to try.  Thanks for posting.

    Good luck and good smoking.

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