cold smoking BBB

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by eman, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I have the mes 40 and will use a smoke generator to cold smoke with.

     My??? is. With outside air temps upper 50s to upper 60s and the butts cured 16 days w/ the proper ammounts of TQ, is there a time limit that i should follow when cold smoking the BBB? Or can i just let it smoke tilli feel i have enough smoke? I will be slicing and freezing  then cooking to safe temp when ready to eat it.
     
  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    This should give your some answers hope it helps  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/66969/26-hour-10-lb-slab-of-side-bacon-smoke
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You can smoke as long as it takes. Don't watch the clock watch the color of the bacon
     
  4. tjohnson

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

    I cold smoke bacon about 6 1/2 hours.  Plenty of smoke for me. The quality of smoke has a lot to do with it.  Wispy smoke for 20 hours is good, but billowing white smoke is bad.  I smoked to 11 hours, and the bacon was oversmoked for me.

    Color should start about hour 5.

    When it's cold out, I preheat my MES to 100° and then turn it off.  If it drops below 70°, I turn it back on to 100°.  Your MES 40 should hold temp for about 2 hours.

    Some guys run the internal temp up to 120°.  I used to do it this way, but like cold smoke under 100° better.

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Why do i need to run the mes at all??

    Don't need it for the smoke .   Do i need some heat?
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    In my book---as long as you want.

    One of my Dried Beef recipes calls for smoking it for days---I think I got it from Rytek.

    I go for color, and cold smoking takes a lot longer than warm smoking.

    Can't wait for the Qview, Bob,

    Bear
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You don't, especially down South, where it's above Zero.

    Bear
     
     
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

     
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking forward to seeing the results Bob...
     
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    me too!
     
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking forward to the qview on this one for sure
     
  12. smokinal

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

    Ditto!
     
  13. tjohnson

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

    Sorry, I misread your ambient temps.

    You don't need heat with 50's and 60's for temps.

    TJ
     

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