Got my first belly in the smoker (finished Q-View)

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by bobdog46, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Finally after 11 days curing I've got my first belly in the smoker. I used the dry cure recipe that I got from alblancher because I have tried his bacon and it was great. This is a cold smoke using my new AMNS . I mixed maple and hickory dust and lit it at both ends. The three sections of belly are hanging from the top rack of my Master Forge vertical smoker using plastic tie wraps through the rind.  I will smoke it until I get a good mahogany color. It was put on at 04:30 this morning and I am hoping it will be ready by 8:00 tonight. Will post pics of the final product. If anybody has any suggestions, please let me know.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  2. I like this AMNS !!  I lit it at both ends and it smoked for 5 hours.  Just reloaded with hickory & maple dust and will check again in 4-5 hours.
     
  3. smokinal

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

    Looking forward to the finish!
     
  4. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Agree, beauty!
     
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hot diggity,   almost time for the eatin!
     
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Almost time for slicing ,frying and EATING!!!
     
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks great i will wait
     
  8. It came out great !!!!- I  will never use store bought bacon again. I stuck a block of cheese to smoke the last 4 hours of the bacon smoke.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Looks to me as this turned out great.

    Mighty nice lookin bacon.
     
  10. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I will never buy store bought bacon again seems to be a common response!   Now that you have done it you can start experimenting with spices and different sweeteners.  Just keep the cure1 mix amounts as recommended and try to adhere to cure times.  Everything else is flexible

    Oh and do me a favor,  buy a small digital scale,  tell Momma they make nice stocking stuffers for Daddy

    Congrats,

    Your pal Al
     
  11. smokinal

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

    Great looking bacon!
     
  12. tjohnson

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

    Another Bacon Convert!

    Color looks perfect!

    Todd
     
  13. Todd - Your  AMNS worked perfect on this project -  I filled it three times for a 15 hour smoke- I lit both ends.  Perfect product !!! 
     

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