First time Buckboard bacon in new smokehouse!

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by pops6927, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    About to kick it on, hung it last night so it'd dry from the brine (32° out all night, lol!), see how well it does in the new smokehouse!
     
  2. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That thing looks big enough for a lot more pork than that! [​IMG] Keep the pics comin'!
     
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lets see some more pics man. [​IMG]
     
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, got 'er done!
    I was super impressed with the smokehouse; we're having 30-40mph winds here today and, by facing it towards the porch, the flame is steady with no flicker at all inside, no drafts (other than the draft I want, lol!) - nothing; you wouldn't even know the wind was blowing. My fear was that the flame would blow out or be bothered but not in the least! I adjusted it down with the needle valve to 238°-240° degrees and it held well, lowered the flame about ¼ of it's height (¾ of it left) and held perfect at that temp, outside is from 32° at 8:30 am to 51° at 3 pm. Smoked until it reached 148° to 150° internal, and both the thinnest and the thickest were within 1° of each other; heating is even throughout the smokehouse.
    Used hickory with some occasional mesquite tossed in (love that flavor!).

    Here's some pics after removing from bacon hangers and sliced up a bit:

    All 5 pieces, a little distant and dark:



    2 on the right:



    3 on the left:



    one of some sliced:



    another in different lighting, no flash this time:



    The flavor and tenderness (FAT) was wonderful!
    Thanks for looking in on my first bbbacon smoke in the new smokehouse! I'll be doing the Easter ham next weekend!
    Yes, it has a lot of capacity; I'm inspired by Pineywoods' bundle of bellies he's doing and his previous great smokes and wanted to have the capacity to do as much as we could possibly use!
     
  5. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That bbbacon qview is fantastic Pops. It just might inspire me to make some more. My last batch was nearly a year and a half ago. Got everything but the butts.[​IMG]
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wonderful looking bacon there!
     
  7. blzafour

    blzafour Smoke Blower

    I got to get busy and smoke up a batch of BBB.... It looks real good !

    Blza
     
  8. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking BBB great job
     
  9. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job pops! It looks amazing! My smoker is down right now and I'm too busy with honeydo list to work on it. These pics really warm my smokey heart!
    SOB
     
  10. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Pops! Glad to hear the smoker is working so well for ya.
     
  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great looking BBB!!![​IMG] nice to hear the new smokehouse working out for you ok...
     
  12. tjohnson

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

    Great Looking BBB!!!

    I got the itch and put some in to cure on Saturday.


    Todd
     
  13. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Man those look good,That had to be good [​IMG]
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awwww Pops, that BBB looks beautiful !

    Simply PERFECT !----------->>>>[​IMG]


    Bearcarver
     
  15. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That is Kicking BBB !!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  16. freshmeat

    freshmeat Smoke Blower

    Great looking BBB! Sounds as if the smokehouse performance is excellent!
    [​IMG]

    Happy Birthday! (...day late [​IMG])
     
  17. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking bacon, Pops! I like your smokehouse, also.[​IMG]
     
  18. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome and i'll bet it tastes even better [​IMG]
     
  19. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well your bacon looks great there Pops. Now being a part of Jerry's big bacon smoke and let me tell you we made some really good bacon to. Your looks like it took the smoke really well and flavor I'm sure is out of this world too.[​IMG]
     

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