First BB Bacon - super mini smoker

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by raquette, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. To the credit of all those who posted on this site another newbie has successfully made their first BBB.  Under extreme conditions (my smoker a SmokinTex 1400, is up at camp) I was able to make some great product using my Smokey Joe grill and Todd's AMZNS.  Check out my pics.

    Using Pops brine recipe (thanks Pops) I brined a shoulder which I had deboned.  Kept it in the brine for 10 days.


    No foam or ropey conditions here, used 1 gallon of brine to an 8lb shoulder. That's a couple of fat pieces in this shot.


    cut a couple of slices for a quick fry test.



    Looks good now off to the WSJ for 5 hours of TBS using cherry dust in the A-MAZE-N Smoker 6x6. 

    5 hours later; then refrigerated overnight and a chill in the freezer......A little frost on these [​IMG].

    All sliced up by hand and ready to vacuum package.



    But what do I do with those pesky leftover bits and pieces?


    And it tastes great!  This proves when ya gotta smoke' ya gotta smoke.  I'm going to make a mini-WSM for the next emergency smoke here away from camp.

    Thanks again for all those great posts I couldn't have done this without them
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a great success. Congrats 
  3. Looks real good!
  4. Very nice.
  5. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good. Those little pieces are great to put in a pot of beans!
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great!

    Oh Yea....Save the ends and pieces for beans

    Nothing goes to waste in my house

  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There's a link out on the web, on how to make a mini WSM out of an aluminum stock pot

    Here's the link

    Cheap conversion for abound $25

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  8. Thanks for all the feedback. I have the mini conversion pot and grates in the mail. Thanks Todd, and another reason I just 10 lbs of AMNS dust for smoking. :grilling_smilie:

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