Cold smoking bacon.... Too cold?

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by terrymn, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. terrymn

    terrymn Smoke Blower

    I'm about to put a cured slab (Todd's recipe) of pork belly into the smoker.  Current outside temp is 25* - which will dip to around 19* later this morning before we rise to a balmy 37* sometime in the afternoon (yes, I know, the weather sucks here).

    The AMNPS 5x8 should raise the IT of my MES by 20* or so - I'm wondering if ~ 55* to 80* is ok, or if I should set the smoker at 100*?  Thoughts?  I'm planning on a 10 to 12 hour smoke...

    Thanks!
     
  2. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You will be fine.  I try to keep mine around 70⁰ and when using the AMNPS, smoke for 72 hours continuously.

    T
     
  3. terrymn

    terrymn Smoke Blower

    Thanks!  I pre-warmed to 100 (and then shut the heater off), and it seems to be holding in the high 60s...
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2013
  4. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Let us know how it turns out.  Let it rest a couple days after the smoke.

    T
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My neighbor would go Nuts if I smoked 72 hours straight! Apartment living SUCKS!!!...JJ
     
  6. terrymn

    terrymn Smoke Blower

    Heh - 72 would be nice but mine is going to have to settle for around 11 or 12 in the smoker - I have about 3" of pellets left in the last line of the AMNPS, and will pull when that goes out.  After that the heat goes on and I'm trying out Scarbelly's smoked almond recipe, tweaked a bit hotter with some of my hell dust.  It's finally sunny - and 36 - which feels like 76 after the past two weeks of snow, so I'm smoking all day today.... [​IMG]

    Will take some pics today and tomorrow after slicing / frying and post the Q-View.
     
  7. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Does your bathroom have an exhaust fan? [​IMG]    Just thinking JJ.
     
  8. terrymn

    terrymn Smoke Blower

    Success - hacked, packed, and whacked [​IMG]



     
  9. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Terry, good job, enjoy

    T
     

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