Second Attempt

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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Sep 9, 2010
Metro Detroit, MI
Second attempt at bacon is complete.  I used pops brine again but this time I hot smoked at 225 with a hickory and oak blend to internal temp of 150.  .  Only concern with this batch was the color when I cut it.  Looks more white than the last one not as pink...thoughts?  Safety is most important.  $20 worth of belly isnt worth getting sick over. Qview to follow
It's fine. Color can vary based on age, breed and feed affecting the resulting amount of myoglobin in the muscle...JJ
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