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Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:13 pm

This has been an adventure to get to this point. Ive had a fridge go out and lost a belly two days from the end of the cure, and set backs on making a cold smoker. Then I got a deal on a smoken tex I couldnt pass up. I cured up a belly doing a wet and dry cure. Today I smoked the dry cure with maple, the first photo is soaking to get the cure off of it.
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:15 pm

the electric smoker called for 1/4 cup of wood chips. I laughed at this after what runs thru the stick burner.
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:17 pm

Here it is about 2.5 hours into the smoke and my little cube just a smoking away
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:19 pm

this is at the 150 deg internal all the sites said I have to take bacon to. For now its wrapped in plastic and in the fridge for the night and a run thru Mr. Slic-o-matic after church. I did learn a couple things I didnt dry it long enough that is what the white stripe came from, and I need to get a couple of those hook things to hang the bacon as I smoke it.
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby spacetrucker » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:06 pm

for the "hook things" I usually go to the home depot of equivalent, and get aluminum rods then shape as needed either for hooks, or rods with bends so I can hang various meats, sausage and such, Hope that helps you some.
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:31 pm

spacetrucker wrote:for the "hook things" I usually go to the home depot of equivalent, and get aluminum rods then shape as needed either for hooks, or rods with bends so I can hang various meats, sausage and such, Hope that helps you some.



Never thought of that. Thanks
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby Txdragon » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:55 am

I have never hung mine to smoke it and it turns out pretty well :dont: Excellent end to a seemingly disastrous start!
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:58 pm

Just going to post the finished product photos all here. It was a little salty but smelled like bacon when we fried it up :cheers: the batch im smoking tomorrow will be pepper coated and smoked with Jack Daniels Barrel chips.
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby ChileFarmer » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:13 am

And it taste great I bet. I like dry cure best, less trouble to. I have hung bacon and smoked on racks. Can't tell a lot of difference. CF :D
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby Txdragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:52 am

How did the wet cured bacon turn out?
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:22 am

Txdragon wrote:How did the wet cured bacon turn out?



I should be slicing it up when i get home from work.
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby sparetimetoys » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:06 pm

OK so I sliced and fried up a couple of test strips. Good bacon flavor might cut back a little on the wood chips next time. My frying photo doesnt resize for some reason but we all know what bacon in a pan looks like..
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Bagged and ready to hit the freezer
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Re: Got some bacon smoked at last

Postby Txdragon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:02 pm

sparetimetoys wrote: we all know what bacon in a pan looks like..



You should make a pleasant assumption that nobody here has an imagination!!! :laughing7:
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