Combining cold and hot smoking on bacon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokey c, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. smokey c

    smokey c Newbie

    I am getting ready to smoke some bacon I have been cureing and I want to know if I can cold smoke it for 4-6 hours and finish it by hot smoking at 200 degrees till the internal temp is between 145 to 150 degrees. My question is will this work and be safe to eat. Thanks Chris
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    It will be safe...JJ
  3. smokinal

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

    It will be safe, but why not just cold smoke it?

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you cure it with cure #1...  It will be safe cold smoked then cooked later...  As far as hot smoking goes, I would not raise the smoker temp above 160 and smoke the meat to 145...
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just my two cents, I really prefer cold smoked bacon over hot smoked.

    Why are you wanting to do a short cold smoke and then a hot smoke?

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