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Bacon Monday

Postby jmcrig » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:55 pm

Started a case of pork bellies today. One belly is country sugar, the other is maple sugar, and the third is chipotle and pepper. They'll cure for five days, and I'll cold smoke them this coming weekend.

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Rubbed and ready for the refrigerator for five days.
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby ChileFarmer » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:30 pm

Nice meaty looking bellies. Be very interested in how the different cure taste. What kind of wood you going to use for smoke? I use hickory or pecan. I have used sassafras but not lately.
I priced pork bellies from Sysco Friday $1.90 pound for 65 pound case. Looking for some one here to take about half. I think the last I got was 4 slabs to the case. They sell farmland products. CF :D
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby jmcrig » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:48 pm

ChileFarmer wrote:Nice meaty looking bellies. Be very interested in how the different cure taste. What kind of wood you going to use for smoke? I use hickory or pecan. I have used sassafras but not lately.
I priced pork bellies from Sysco Friday $1.90 pound for 65 pound case. Looking for some one here to take about half. I think the last I got was 4 slabs to the case. They sell farmland products. CF :D

That's a good price. These are Seaboard Farms skinless bellies. $2.50 something a pound three belly cases.
I've been cold smoking using an Amaze-Tube in my Backwoods Competitor with an Oak, Hickory, and Apple blend. If I "Hot Smoke" it, I'll use Oak and Hickory.
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Postby ChileFarmer » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:24 am

Thanks for the info. I have been seeing the Amaze-Tube Smoker over on the smoking meat forum. I just don't like having to buy special wood to use it. But can see that it does have cold smoking without much heat at all. Guess I will just have to buy one. You like the tube better than the original? 12"-18" ? Guess if you had the 18" would not have to fill it full. CF :D
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby jmcrig » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:59 am

ChileFarmer wrote:Thanks for the info. I have been seeing the Amaze-Tube Smoker over on the smoking meat forum. I just don't like having to buy special wood to use it. But can see that it does have cold smoking without much heat at all. Guess I will just have to buy one. You like the tube better than the original? 12"-18" ? Guess if you had the 18" would not have to fill it full. CF :D



I've got the 18 inch. As you said, don't have to fill it all the way. Also, you can use sawdust, wood chips, or even broken up pieces of lump. I use the pellets as I have a great local source for them.
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:44 am

Bacon is out of the cure and letting the pectin form.

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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:09 pm

Bacon is coming along nicely. Nine hours in the cold smoker.

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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:27 pm

The bacon is done, and hanging to bloom. Overnight in the refrigerator and sliced tomorrow.

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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby tex_toby » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:33 am

I'm on my way and I'll bring the ice cold milk and eggs! :thap:
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man that looks really really good..
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby ChileFarmer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:22 pm

Mark, I am loving the color, Can't wait to see some slices. I got a case ordered, be here some time this week. Got to get my cold smoker ordered. CF :D
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby jmcrig » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:00 pm

ChileFarmer wrote:Mark, I am loving the color, Can't wait to see some slices. I got a case ordered, be here some time this week. Got to get my cold smoker ordered. CF :D


Sorry I didn't post this before, but here it is. This 2 pd. piece is all that's left of that case.

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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby ChileFarmer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:05 pm

Now that is one beautiful picture. Good looking bacon. CF :D
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby Purpahurl » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:40 pm

Outstanding!
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Re: Bacon Monday

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:34 pm

That is beautiful!
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