First bacon Qview

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by tony111, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. tony111

    tony111 Smoke Blower

    My first attempt at bacon from a hog I butchered last weekend. Did the bellies and jowles with Mortons sugar cure for a week . Did a cold smoke for 2 hours with hickory ,apple ,and sassafrass. cooled and put in freezer to stiffen up before trying to slice . Here is how it came out, will try it for breakfast tomorrow
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  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    tony111
    Looks great, I have yet to make this yet.....

    What did you use for hanging hooks in your MES?

    I love your slicer !!! Hopefully some day I will have olne like that.....
     
  3. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Damn Tony you sure do have a lot of will power. The way that looks I'd be frying a big ole handful up right now!!!! That is some yummy looking bacon.
     
  4. tony111

    tony111 Smoke Blower

    I made the hooks out of some #9 wire. Had made them up to smoke deer loins . I just got the slicer several weeks ago ...alot of elbow grease but it sure works nice
     
  5. tony111

    tony111 Smoke Blower

    If it was up to me I would have had it tonight...but the Mrs. had cubed ham steakes thawed out. I don't argue with the cook
     
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd be eattin that stuff right now till the roof of my mouth was sore! nice lookin bacon!
     
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tony111, that homemade bacon looks awesome! Nice job!!

    That slicer is pretty cool. Looks as if you sliced the stuff pretty thin. Happy frying!
     
  8. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You did a great job on that bacon. Got it squared up nice. Nice equipment too.
     
  9. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    Tony, the bacon looks great!!! Can you tell me a little more about your slicer? I'm in the market for one.
     
  10. tony111

    tony111 Smoke Blower

    The slicer is a Hobart 411, and is old as the hills but works fine .The wife found it in the classifieds about a month ago. the guy wanted $200 for it ,but I got it for $180. Had to do lots of cleaning on it and the sharperner is missing....oh well. It is a very heavy piece of equipment , like all the rest of my antique processing eguip.
    I found lots of slicers on Ebay but the shipping is a killer. Good luck to you
     
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good Tony![​IMG]
     
  12. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    wow gunna have to try that someday[​IMG]
     

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