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Tip for crispy bacon weave on fatties

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by lowcountrygamecock, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. lowcountrygamecock

    lowcountrygamecock Meat Mopper

    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.
  2. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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!
  3. BandCollector

    BandCollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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

    Thanks,  John
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats a great idea for the torch thingy.
  5. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmmmm     Squirrels and Cocks?????Hmmmmm

    Nope..... Not Gonna do it! [​IMG]

    Good Day  [​IMG]

    jojo22 likes this.
  6. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    These cocks!

  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

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

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    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  
  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    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).


  10. cassman

    cassman Fire Starter

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

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

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

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

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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!
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

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

    johnvh Fire Starter

    I just threw the fatty in a frying pan after cooking and crisped up the bacon a touch.
  17. Why not raise the temperature for the last 30 mins?
  18. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

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

  20. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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