Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

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Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

Postby Txdragon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:15 pm

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It's nearing 2 hours into the smoke. Don't laugh at my makeshift heat deflector in the center there lol. I gotta make due with what I got, and it's workin' so far!! I have to say this: I thought it was challenging keeping steady temps between 350 and 375; nosiree.. It is been extremely challenging to keep my temps here between 175 and 225 for this.. I'm adding a couple small pieces of hickory and pecan about every 20 minutes or so. Just enough to keep the coals from dying out totally, but not too much as to prevent getting too hot.. :banghead:
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Re: Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

Postby CypertJ » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:24 pm

Looking good, I'll send you a PM with my address so you can send samples my way.

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Postby BluDawg » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:38 pm

Who's laughing I :salut: your innovation! I was raised" To use what I can see" and not "To see what I can use" :clap:
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Re: Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

Postby Jarhead » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:41 pm

Looking good Dragon. Gonna be worth it in the end.
Try some Apple next time. Now that is good. I like Hickory too.
Mama's gonna be p/o-ed cause you used her new biscuit pan. :violent:
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Re: Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

Postby Txdragon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:46 pm

Ha! Mama believs the biscuit pan to be "lost in action" as of 2 weeks ago :laughing7: I bought her a new one not long after it "disappeared". She saw the bacon a bit ago and didn't even snap that her pan was my deflector lol. Thanks all! Bludawg, absolutely! This is what I believe queing and smoking is all about. Cypertj, anytime you're in the san antonio area, I usually try to keep about 1 or 2 pounds of homemade bacon in stock, hit me up! Jarhead, I am currently trying to design a cold smoker just for the bacon and sausage. Matter of fact, it is using my current grill too. When I finally get around to building my UDS, I am making this one my cold smoker. At least, that's the plan anyways lol
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Postby Txdragon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:59 pm

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Half slices! Easier for the slicer to cut this way. Plus it makes them perfect size for BLT sammiches! They're about 1/8" thick, maybe a tad less. Fried some up, almost no shrinkage at all. Perfect!
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Postby ChileFarmer » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:16 am

Mighty fine looking bacon, I like it. Who would not like bacon? CF :D
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Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:19 am

Great looking bacon! Love the thick slices, reminds me of how my Dad used to slice his.
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Postby Txdragon » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:48 am

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ wrote:Great looking bacon! Love the thick slices, reminds me of how my Dad used to slice his.


Thanks! I grew up without a father, and most times, without my mom as well. She has recently passed and at her memorial, we had a get-together cookout. My family had compared me with my grandfather in the aspect of cooking and such. He was really big on BBQ and charcuterie. I was very young when he had passed, and it had dawned on me that it's not just a craft that's passed down by teaching, it's an inheritable trait!
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Re: Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

Postby Griffin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:17 am

Sweet!! Looks great. BAcon has been on my list for awhile. Just found a source of pork belly so hopefully soon.
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Postby Davidtxs » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:34 am

man oh man I vote Dragon for the Kingnator of Bacon and do away with one of those sissy food groips like fruits and slide bacon in
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Postby Txdragon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Griffin wrote:Sweet!! Looks great. BAcon has been on my list for awhile. Just found a source of pork belly so hopefully soon.


I used to get mine from a meat market closer to me, but they went sky high on their prices; near 4 dollars a pound on belly. My brother frequents an asian specialty market about 20 miles from where I live where this is bought for 2.49 a pound, all day long!
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Re: Can't possibly go wrong with bacon!!

Postby Txdragon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:20 pm

Davidtxs wrote:man oh man I vote Dragon for the Kingnator of Bacon and do away with one of those sissy food groips like fruits and slide bacon in



:king: haha! Thanks, but I don't know if I could fully live up to that. I would be happy about making bacon one of the food groups! Not just meat group; there's meat, then bacon, then other stuff.. Yeah!
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