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I have heard of double smoked ham why not double smoked bacon?

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by little smokey, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    I plan on trying to make my own bacon sooner or later but until that day comes has anyone ever tried taking some thick cut uncooked bacon and smoking it again?  Is that nuts or silly?  Thought just popped into my head so I thought I would ask.  I mean why not add your own Apple wood smoke to cheap or good bacon in a package?

    Yeah this is the stuff I think of while bored at work.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  2. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I don’t think this is silly or nuts.  I have put cold bacon on empty spots on my racks just to fill them during a cold cheese smoke before and other things too like salt, garlic power, bread slices, hamburger patties, peppers, nuts, onions, butter and so on.  Always fill the smoker.  The fried bacon was smokier and quite tasty.    Everything is better smoked.  The best thing about cold smoking is you can open the smoker as much as you want the smoke recovers fast and the temps are not affected too much so stirring and moving things is easy to do.   If you are thinking about hot smoking use a good drip pan under it.

  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sure you could do that, but personally I would buy the unsliced Bacon, and double smoke it all you want. Just don't use heavy smoke & keep you smoker temp below about 130*.

  4. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah this is the stuff I think of while bored at work.  Thanks fellas.
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL----That just proves you're at the right place!!! [​IMG]

  6. pnoirel

    pnoirel Newbie

    Why not start with pork belly and smoke your own.
  7. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    Were you planning on the 2nd smoke being a hot smoke to cook the bacon like people do with the hams?  Or were you planning on a 2nd cold smoke, which would give the effect of a very long 1st smoke?

    If you are using store bought bacon until you get around to making your own, I would try to use a slab.  Wrights brand, sold at Sam's and Walmart, maybe other places as well, sells sliced bacon put back into a slab rather than angled and packaged for show.  You could run a couple skewers through these to stop it from falling apart.  When you are done smoking it is already sliced.

    I would start by using the same wood the mfg used.

    Happy Smoking
  8. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic

    I take some off the counter thick sliced bacon from the supermarket,    spread it out on a grate,  apply generously with a favorite rub.........hot smoke at 230  until cooked.  That makes the best BLT sammie you and imaginie.   Had one tonight as a matter of fact.
  9. pnoirel

    pnoirel Newbie

    How do you cold smoke? Have only hot smoked till now.
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There's a small shop in town that sells double-smoked bacon, and hocks - great stuff!
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Depending on the food.... cold smoking is adding smoke while the temp is between 60 and 90 degrees F..... well below the point where fat melts..... Salmon is usually below 70 degrees.... other meats and fats can be cold smoked at higher temps.... Usually keep the temps below 70 for all meats, will provide a good product.... AND keep good air flow while cold smoking...


    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014
  12. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    Slight Hijack

    What's the name of the shop.  I make it down that way every now & again.

  13. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thurns, old-school German. They are on Greenlawn Ave., immediately at the end of the exit ramp from 71 south. They are only open Thursday - Saturday and they tend to sell out quickly.