First Try at Bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by rawk, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. rawk

    rawk Fire Starter

    I got a couple pieces of leftover pork belly samples from my work, so I thought I should try to make some bacon.  Right now I am following Pops6927's Wet Cure Brine Recipe. They should be good next Friday (11th) or Saturday (12th).  I have until then to decide whether to cold or hot smoke them.

    Recipe for brine.

    For every 1 gallon of water, add:

    2/3 cup sea salt

    1 cup granulated sugar

    1 cup brown sugar

    1 tbsp Sure Cure no. 1 pink salt

    Here are the two pieces.

  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I ain't even going near this one yet.

    If it came from Pops, do it right and you can take it to the bank!

    Now for the finished pics?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Good luck on your first bacon making excursion. I would cold smoke for sure otherwise you will render the fat
  5. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You'll  never look at commercial bacon the same again!  Looking forward to the finished product.  Just sliced and packaged 7.5 lbs of mine tonight:


    Good luck!  Pops won't steer you wrong, fer sure!
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great start, I use Pop's recipe all the time.

    As we speak I have a batch of BBB curing that I started yesterday.
  7. Wow, I'm gonna like this one in the end.

    I'll be waiting............

  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Ypu just have to love homemade bacon. You sliced that with a knife???? If you did you have some really nice knife skills.

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