properly storing cold smoked bacon

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Original poster
Feb 9, 2009
just finished up with cold smoking my bacon this evening and I'm wondering if anyone notices any downside of freezing it. I've read a couple of older publications on storage of cured meats and notice they mention that uncooked cured meats don't fare too well in the freezer.

I never freeze the cured uncooked sausages that I make - just vac-pack and they keep in the fridge for a long time, but I've always frozen the hot smoked bacon I've made.

One publication I referenced stated that salted and uncooked meat can get rancid in the freezer.
I just ate a pack of frozen cold smoked bacon that was froze for almost a year and still taste great. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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