Doing bacon for the first time, I'm using MTQ Thickest part is 2" Used a temp prob in a potato, and the coldest I can get is 38/39 degrees. December [email protected] 10:00pm it went into the fridge, turning every day. MTQ states 1"/week, so this would bring it to January 12th. Would it be safe to smoke this Sunday, removing it and washing it Saturday morning? If not the next time that I would be able to smoke it would be Sunday the 17th. I will be cold smoking. Thank you for your help.