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Makin' Bacon

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:28 pm

Me and my boys went to HEB the other day to grab some lump and a pork loin, when I spotted some pork belly. I told the boys I wanted to cook it on the grill, but they wanted to try and make some bacon. So I mixed up some Kosher salt, white sugar, black pepper, paprika, and a little pink salt, and told them to get after it. They rubbed it down and put it in a pan, and will have to flip it every day. When it's time, they'll wash it down and put it in the fridge to air dry. Then they'll fire up the smoker and giver a ride in the smoke bath for a few hours. Here's some pics from the first rub down, and I'll update it when it's time to throw some smoke on it.

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Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:31 pm

Your Pride is Showing, S.D. and rightfully so :tup: :salut: :cheers:
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Postby bsooner75 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:18 pm

Looks like a great start. I just remembered I have a belly in the freezer. Time to get another batch of bacon going.


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Postby Russ » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:36 pm

I'm watching this come along.

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Postby outlaw » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:22 am

I'm watching this as well. I never seem to find any belly though, other than my own. Guess I need to look harder. I'd love to try this. :cheers: :cheers:
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Postby bsooner75 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:36 am

outlaw wrote:I'm watching this as well. I never seem to find any belly though, other than my own. Guess I need to look harder. I'd love to try this. :cheers: :cheers:



Costco typically has them


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Postby bondobill » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:22 am

bsooner75 wrote:
outlaw wrote:I'm watching this as well. I never seem to find any belly though, other than my own. Guess I need to look harder. I'd love to try this. :cheers: :cheers:



Costco typically has them


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Costco eh :idea:
Next time I'm in there I'll see if they carry it.
I've never tried making my own.
I also will be following.

Thanks sooner and SD :cheers:

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Postby outlaw » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:21 am

We're Samsclub, even though I wouldn't walk into a walmart for a free basket full of prime. Costco is about the same type of place, right? I'll ask my WinCo meat guy and see if he can get me one. I'd like to try this.
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Postby bsooner75 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:58 am

outlaw wrote:We're Samsclub, even though I wouldn't walk into a walmart for a free basket full of prime. Costco is about the same type of place, right? I'll ask my WinCo meat guy and see if he can get me one. I'd like to try this.


Yes, membership based wholesale club. I keep my membership mostly for the meet department.

You can go in and tell them you are considering joining but want to check it out. They will give you a guest pass.


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Postby Txdragon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:12 am

It's looking good so far. If you've never made your own before this, you'll never want store bought after. Lol!
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Postby outlaw » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:03 pm

Txdragon wrote:It's looking good so far. If you've never made your own before this, you'll never want store bought after. Lol!


I'm not sure that's a good thing. We use a lot of bacon. :dont: :dont:
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Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:34 pm

Day 4. The kids are getting a little eager. LOL

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Postby johnmn » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:34 am

It looks Yummy! well..I am fell hungry now.
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Postby rexster314 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:35 pm

If you just threw stuff (rub) together, here's hoping that you didn't overdo the ratio of pink salt
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Re: Makin' Bacon

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:38 pm

How many days under the salt, S.D. :?: :?:
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