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makin bacon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bassrat, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. bassrat

    bassrat Fire Starter

    doing a pork belly, will start smoke tues,pm. I have pic but don't know how to get them on here.
    was wondering if i should use the water pan.
  2. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    what type of bacon are you making? I wouldn't use a water pan. Are you curing the bacon before you smoke it?

  3. bassrat

    bassrat Fire Starter

    pork belly been curing for seven days, I found bellies for $1.39 a pound skined and ready to go. they also gave me there serect cure they use, was going to smoke a wild turkey on the bottom rack, hoping the juices willl drip on it. I am going to smoke during the night because it is cooler than.
  4. bassrat

    bassrat Fire Starter

    how do i add pic, tried following the instructions below but it says I have used up all my space????
  5. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You don't want to smoke the bacon with the turkey.. smoke the bacon at 100deg .. Turkey you want to smoke at a higher temp..

  6. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Remember bassrat, bacon is only "smoke cured". In fact (correct me if I'm wrong, Dutch), but most commercial bacon is only chemically cured, and the "smoke" is only smoke flavor.

    Bacon is a raw pork product, i.e. until you decide to cook some.
  7. bassrat

    bassrat Fire Starter

    too late bird is all ready in the smoker, bet this is going to be a mess. I cant get temp to 100 about 160-180 is my lowest, i just turned the gas off and using the heat from the wood to maintain a lower temp.
  8. smoke on the water

    smoke on the water Fire Starter

    Bassrat, how did you cure it?
  9. bassrat

    bassrat Fire Starter

    where i purchaced the belly they gave me there cure that they use, i rubbed it on heavy and cured for 7 days, smoked at100- 110,got it to 100 by shutting the gas off and just using the wood for heat that worked real well.,
    for 7 hours with hickory