Hello from Richmond VA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chrispea, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Hey Folks,
    Stumbled across this site looking for info on smoking pig bellys. I am a fairly competent smoker, and at one point in my life was the head cook at a BBQ restaurant. I am a prepress technician for a printing and mailing company, and play a lot of golf in my spare time. Redskins fan for some 25 years, and yes the last 15 years have been very frustrating.
    Buddy of mine from Charlottesville came across a site that showed the basics to smoking your own bacon, and since my favorite pepper bacon goes for about $5 per 12 oz., I thought we would give it a go. Found Smithfield pig bellys at a wholesaler in town, however the smallest quantity we could buy was 74 pounds. Oh well, it was only$1.29 per pound so we went for it. Bill has been curing about 12 pounds this past week in various brines both dry and wet. Took them out and is drying them today, we hope to get the smoking started tommorow at 9 am.
    Anyway looking forward to seeing what we can do, and going to an oyster roast on Sunday after golf.
  2. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome chrispea to SMF and glad ya found us! Hope you enjoy the place as much as we do. Lots of folks here do bacon (not me though) and there is a good thread that deals with bacon. Check it out.

    Again, welcome!
  3. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF Chrispea. Be sure to post lots of Q-Views.
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
  5. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF!

    Sorry about my Pats beating your Skins on Sunday... well, ok I'm not, but welcome anyway! [​IMG]
  6. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    From one newbie to the next, welcome to the smf! Lotsa great fun and ideas from all the folks on this forum.
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Sounds like you have a good weekend already planned out. Good Smokin'.
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

  10. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family[​IMG]

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