20lbs of Bacon because my wife wants her bacon.

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by link, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    A wise Bearcarver once told me be careful making bacon once you start you will have to keep making it.

    Well he was right, my wife lets me know as soon as what we have starts to get low. 

    This time I had two bellies that came to just under 20lbs. 

    I started the dry cure process on May 28th and smoked it on June 4th/5th. I ten wrapped it up and let it sit until the 9th and then sliced it all up and vacuum sealed into 1lb packs.

    The temps here in Michigan were cool last weekend so I used the OK Joe and just let it smoke for 8 hours each day.

    Day 1 I used a 12" A-Maze-N tube with Apple pellets (filled twice)

    Day 2 I used a 12" A-Maze-N tube with Maple pellets (ran out of apple (filled twice))

    Then wrapped and rested.

    Then Sliced, Packed and frozen.

    Even though this is the same process I have been using the mix of apple and maple gave the bacon almost a sweet taste. My wife and I both really like how it turned out.

    Here are the pics:

    Fry test, good flavor right amount of salt taste

    Day 1 and 2 in the smoker

    Wrapped and ready to rest for a few days

    Sliced and ready to package. Did not realize I did not have bags, had to wait one more night until I picked up bags.

    Packaged and in the freezer in the basement. Still some packages upstairs from the last batch so this has to wait.

    Thanks for looking

  2. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's a very nice load of bacon, mama will be happy. I see some BLT's in your future!

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job!

    Can't beat homemade bacon!

  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks Awesome, Link!!![​IMG]----------[​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]

    That should keep Momma happy for awhile!![​IMG]

    Nice Job![​IMG]

  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Link, Awesome job on the bacon sir !
  6. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks All, I enjoy making it and it is so much better than store bought. 


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