First Belly Bacon

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by meateater, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Well here's my first belly bacon. I forgot the whole smoked pics but heres a few pics of the finished bacon. I used about 8 pieces of charcoal with hickory, mesquite and whiskey barrel oak. I filled my water pan with a bag of ice and used my maverick ET-7 to monitor drum temps and it cruised at 120* + - a few degrees. I smoked it for about 6 hours. Yup, I'm hooked. No more store bought for me. I used Hi-Mountain Buckboard Bacon cure this time. Next time will be TQ. Enjoy. [​IMG]

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  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job man - you are hooked for sure now!!! I do see one item in your future if you continue this bacon program and that is an AMS for cold smokes- [​IMG]if I could
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Scar, that's next on my list. Just got my stufz today. Two months of 7-10's, I don't know if I'm coming or going. [​IMG]  Thanks!
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome [​IMG]sure makes ya wonder why you waited so long when you taste it doesn't it
     
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Piney, the first thing I did after letting it rest over night I sliced it thick and made some bacon and eggs, egg recall patouey!! Took the leftover pieces and ninja'ed them up for split pea soup. Holy Cram!! 
     
     
  6. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are some good looking slices of bacon!!  Wish I had some now for a BLT snack....[​IMG]
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Val, I was thinking it would be awesome with some smoked spam, eggs, rice and some gravy!  [​IMG]
     
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Outstanding lookin' Bacon there meateater ! [​IMG]

    Great price too at $1.99. That was what I paid last December. Then in Feb I paid over $3. About a month ago it was about $2.50.

    Yup $1.99 is a great price.

    Probably planning your next one already????

    BTW: You know what really goes good with homemade Bacon?

    ANYTHING ![​IMG]
    Bear
     
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Thats some fine looking bacon there Meateater. Don't you like how much leaner and to me tastier too. I love the bacon that I have been making and by the looks of this stuff you to won't be buying anymore bacon at the store.
     
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Yes sir thats some mighty fine looking bacon you have there Meateater. Now I bet you won't be buying too much bacon from the stores anymore. I really do like how lean it seems. The bellies that I have been getting have been really lean and quite tastey too. 
     
  11. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    i still have a lot of butts but i really want to do a couple fo bellies. nice lookin' bacon meateater!
     
  12. tjohnson

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

    Awesome Bacon!!

    I keep the ends and pieces separaten and fry them up for baked beans...OMG!

    Todd
     
  13. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that looks great.  I so need to find some bellies and trythis
     

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