first timer...

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by geoffrey, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. So first time doing bacon i have smoked lots of other stuff and cheeses but totally new to bacon and cured meats i have 8.9 lbs of pork belly dry curing now. My question is are there any tips or tricks to smoking it, also do i cold smoke it or hot smoke it kinda confused on that, another question is how long dose it sit in the cure before smoking it. Any help or advice would be awesome and much appreciated. 
  2. jlh42581

    jlh42581 Fire Starter

    10-14 days in your cure. Theres a lot of topics on this already. Scroll down and read some, youll be on it no problem.
  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome geoffrey! Try bacon in the search bar. When you read through a few threads you will pick up info as you go. You will find answers to questions you are wondering about and tips you may not have thought of.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2014
  4. Thank you.
  5. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Also I suggest reading on food borne illness's, just to scare a person into doing it right. Scared me into thinking it all through real well.[​IMG] Dave
  6. Thanks Dave
  7. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome.  Who's cure are you using?
  8. Dave I'm using some pink cure salts and then got a basic recipe off of the internet salt, sugar, and I added some chopped garlic. But to day was the day I pull them out of the brine did a fry test and it was way to salty so I'm kinda at a stand still on what to do with it now .
  9. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Soak in water for an hr and dump water at 1/2 hr. refill. fry again
  10. Ok thank you again. Man this site is amazing wish I would of found it years ago.
  11. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    No kiddin!
  12. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Need to go to roll call and introduce yourself.

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