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Discussion in 'Bacon' started by omaleman, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. I just did my 1st bacon using Pops wet cure. Sorry no pic yet.   I followed the directions and smoke it to 150 degrees, placed in fridge 24 hours and sliced it up today. We fried some to test. Flavor was great but it was so tough. Any ideas?

    Mike
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You smoked it to 150* IT ??

    That's not normally done to Belly Bacon. That could be your problem. You cooked it twice.

    Most People either cold smoke their bacon (under 100*) or smoke it with a little bit of heat (110* to 130*) until it gets nice color (usually between 110* and 120* IT).

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2014
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mike.... a guess here..... You sliced it with the grain ..... slice it across grain.....
     
  4. My thought would be on how it was sliced...
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have sliced Bacon in every way possible, and never noticed a difference. I slice it in a direction that most evenly distributes the lean & the fat. A search will show most in agreement.

    Bear
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just a guess, but is the Rind (skin) still on? I just had some good Country Style Mangalitsa Bacon that my Bro Shannon0127 sent me that was Rind on. Over all was a typical tenderness but the Rind required some Jawin'...JJ
     
  7. Thanks everyone, I will try again.  I will need to find a way to cold smoke on the treager.

    Mike
     
  8. @ JJ It was skin off and the meat part was tough.

    Mike
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Check into one of these---5 X 8 or Tube Smoker:

    http://www.amazenproducts.com

    Bear
     
  10. Thanks Bear, Just placed an order..

    Mike
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Great---You won't be sorry.

    Bear
     

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