10lbs fresh belly ready to go

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by runnerbl, Dec 23, 2013.

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  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow what a great Christmas present! You been a goooooood boy!
     
  3. Wow! You guys don't mess around! That looks very exciting!!! Cheers! - Leah
     
  4. Sat in fridge overnight and went on at 11am this morning for the smoke.  My last batch I used tooooooo much brown sugar (read recipe wrong) and bacon was okay but burnt reallllllllllly fast when cooking.  This time I used very little brown sugar on 2 pieces and no brown sugar on the other two.  Hopefully they alll turn out good.  I'm trying to bring my cost of goooooooood bacon down.  Hope to do some breakfast sausage next w/ using pop's recipe.  Gonna make a few pounds as a test run.  If all goes well then will make 15 pounds or so to put in the freezer. Will post pics of the bacon after all is finished.
     
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL..... you are in the justification stage! Bacon is good, we love the smoke! It smells good, it tastes good, hell it even keeps the insects away! Mmmmmmm............. smoke gud!

    Once you've smoked bacon you are permanently addicted!
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    10 pounds of bacon! That will take a lot of storage. Send some here and I"ll take care of it for you. 

    You'll love Pop's sausage, simple but delicious.

    Disco
     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good so far. I'm in
     
  8. Finished product


     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2013
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bacon. Remember to let it rest before freezing.
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats Man, great looking bacon!
     
  11. I did it sat in fridge for two days before I sliced it
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thumbs Up
     
  13. That looks like a professional package from the store! Great work! Cheers! - Leah
     
  14. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is quality belly you bought. Beautiful!
     
  15. mudslinger2

    mudslinger2 Fire Starter

    Looks great Runner, nice packaging. How did you get it in the bag straight and flat.
     
  16. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, very nice job
     
  17. I let the slabs set in the freezer until they were somewhat firm.  When I sliced them I let the slices fall in my hand the way they would be in the package. I would do 8-10 slices and then lay them in the bag.  With the slices still being fairly cold they held their stiffness which let me package them without them bending/folding to much.
     
  18. cprmom

    cprmom Fire Starter

    How did you do it? Just got a smoker and my husband wants to do bacon and have no idea where to start
     

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