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Tip for crispy bacon weave on fatties

lowcountrygamecock

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I haven't been on in a while but was looking for new fattie recipes for a Christmas cookout and saw several people mention the bacon not being done when the fattie reaches 165.  Here's a quick easy solution that I use for that problem.  Go to Lowes/Home Depot and get one of those hand held torches that go on the end of a small propane tank.  You can get the kit with the easy trigger, tank and all for 25 bucks or get the cheapo version for around 15 without the trigger.  Works great for last minute bacon crisping and a ton of other stuff around the house.
 

squirrel

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Great idea. I have a kitchen torch and use it for lots of stuff. You must be in South Carolina. I grew up there and was a Cock fan!
 

BandCollector

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This is why I love this sight...Great people with great ideas!

Thanks,  John
 

mballi3011

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Now thats a great idea for the torch thingy.
 

sumosmoke

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Gotta love those Cocks today. Hope they can deliver a beat down!

BTW - that torch idea is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!
 

arnie

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What a great idea!

In my quest for crisper bacon on my fatties I gone as far as trying precooked bacon. Works, but what a pain  
 

Bearcarver

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I haven't been on in a while but was looking for new fattie recipes for a Christmas cookout and saw several people mention the bacon not being done when the fattie reaches 165.  Here's a quick easy solution that I use for that problem.  Go to Lowes/Home Depot and get one of those hand held torches that go on the end of a small propane tank.  You can get the kit with the easy trigger, tank and all for 25 bucks or get the cheapo version for around 15 without the trigger.  Works great for last minute bacon crisping and a ton of other stuff around the house.

Just so you know, that question came up yesterday, and I think you have the best idea, so I copied & pasted your idea on that thread (I credited you with that brilliant idea).

Thanks,

Bear
 

cassman

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This is a great idea and the best part is I already have the torch in my tool chest. Thanks for the idea.
 

coffee_junkie

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I put mine in the oven on broil for about 10 minutes or so. It works great!
 

rdknb

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Great idea, I use mine to lite my AMS never thought about crisping bacon
 

SmokinAl

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Got one in the garage too. Thanks will give it a try.
 

venture

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Leave it to these folks.  I hadn't thought about the torch.  I par cook my bacon a bit for fatties and ABTs, then smoke it and it crisps up real nice.  More than one way to skin a cat my dad always said.

Good luck and good smoking!
 

scarbelly

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I have also precooked some bacon in the microwave for a couple of minutes to ensure doneness - the torch works great too
 

johnvh

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I just threw the fatty in a frying pan after cooking and crisped up the bacon a touch.
 

Bearcarver

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I still like the torch idea, by the author of this thread !

Bear
 

alaskanbear

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I have to agree with SmokingOhioButcher---certain words conger up certain idea's and at MY old age, thats all I gots LOLOLOL
 

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