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Discussion in 'Bacon' started by joefresh, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Here is my first try at making bacon. First off i want to thank the guys who help me get started with this bacon "THANKS".

    I picked up 24lbs of bellies and decided to do only half  just incase. [​IMG]

    First I mix up some of pops wet cure. Put bellies in for 10 days in the fridge.[​IMG]

    After 10 days I rinsed them off and soaked for an hour, than tested them, everything seemed ok.[​IMG]

    Put back in fridge till next day. Than put in smoker for about 9 hrs.[​IMG]

    Back in fridge for day and a half, sliced up ready to vacuum seal and put in freezer. First pic is about 1/3 of what I did a little short with the meat. It was the first piece I slice and was disappointed, but the other 2/3 looked great.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Can you guess whats for dinner.

    I guess I won't be buying bacon any more.
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great!
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks awesome!!!

  4. tjohnson

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

    Great Looking Bacon!

  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Bacon is so on my list of things to do.
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good!

    That was an ambitious first run!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. Looks like...BACON![​IMG]
  9. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    mmm bacon! that is awesome!
  10. Im hoping my bellies are here tomorrow so i can start my first batch. Your bacon looks awesome. Hope mine turns out that well
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great looking Bacon
  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job! It's nice to have a bacon stash in the freezer!
  13. jno51

    jno51 Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome job. Nothing like a good oh BTL,or a couple over easy with about 6 good slices of good Baaaacooooon !
  14. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM....bacon. [​IMG]

    That looks awesome! I am going to have to give this a shot at some point soon.
  15. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    Nice looking bacon. You def will not be buying anymore from the store. I know I don't [​IMG]

  16. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks great…..Pops recipe is so simple and a fantastic way for anyone to get started making their own bacon……Even I have tried started making my own bacon …….. Again, Great looking bacon!!!!  Did you only use Pops recipe or did you add anything to it ?
  17. Great bacon. What temp did you smoke at?
  18. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great! Home smoked bacon is the only way to go!
  19. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And you can slice it thick if you want to. It came out very nice. It's on my list of things to do.
  20. Bacon!! Awesome. Hadn't thought about bacon. Thanks for the info.