Bacon question

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by 69thunderbird, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Was at Bass Pro Shops the other day and bought some applewood mini wood chunks. I was thinking that it would be great to use for chicken or bacon. After reading through several pages here, it seems that the best way to smoke bacon is the cold method. So my question is can I smoke bacon in a Char Griller 5050?
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    An easy way to do that would be with an AMAZEN smoke generator from Todd who is a sponsor of the site. See the bottom of the page for a link.

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    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Agreed... I would add that you should make sure temp outside isn't too high! Unless you have special equipment, above 70 degrees ambient makes cold smoke tough!
  4. Thanks for the replies and heads up on the Amazon smoke generator. I might have to spring for either the 5x8 or 12" tube. Being in Oklahoma, I'll probably have to wait a couple months for temps fall to 70' or so.
  5. I guess my next question would be, Do I place the AMAZEN generator in the side fire box?
  6. smokinal

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

    Yes I would put it in the fire box.

    Also you can cold smoke bacon in warmer weather.

    I just keep the smoker temp below 100.

    If you need to you can put a couple of trays of frozen water in there under the bacon.

    Good luck!

  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could put the AMAZEN right in the pit, but a bit away from your bacon.

    For small batches of cheese I just put it in my Weber kettle and go that way.

    Good luck and good smoking.

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