Making bacon first time

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Carpenter Gary

Smoke Blower
Original poster
Jan 1, 2019
Just picked up a pork belly at Costco I'm going to try to make some homemade bacon looking for any helpful pointers going to be searching the site for tips but anyone that could chime in would be really appreciated!
Scroll down the home page and you will come to the section on pork and a little farther down hot smoked pork bacon. Hope it turns out well for you.

I use Pops brine for around 14 days hang to dry and then smoke. This bacon was from Costco bellies. Had to trim the sides to make it across my slicer.

Nice looking bacon! I used Bearcarver's "Bacon Extra Smokey" recently and it turned out really good.
Personally I prefer a dry cure & cold smoking my bacon. In my opinion you get a better flavor & texture.
Here is a link to the bacon calculator most of us use.
All you need is a scale that weighs in grams, & a cold smoker.
Most of us use either the Amazen tube or tray.
Here is the process that I use.
Good luck!
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