Makin' Bacon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chuck2u, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. chuck2u

    chuck2u Newbie

    Anybody out there ever make their own bacon?  I was in the butcher shop the other day when a guy came in and picked up 20 pounds of pork belly.  Now that I've just purchased a smoker, I'd like to try it.

    Thanks!

    Chuck
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chuck,

    I don't want to sound rude, but there are a lot of guys on this forum who make outstanding Bacon, and we would all be glad to help you (see two different Bacon step by steps in my signature below).

    However since you just got your smoker, I would recommend you first get familiar with your smoker, smoke a few regular smokes first (Ribs, Butts, Chuckies, Briskets, etc), then study curing Pork Bellies & smoking Bacon.

    Then we will give you all the help you need!!  I promise!!!

    You will be much better off, in my opinion.

    Once you do learn to make Bacon, you will never go back to store bought.

    Welcome to SMF----A lot of Great people here!!!

    You also might want to go to "Roll Call" and introduce yourself, so we can All welcome you properly.

    Bear
     
  3. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to  your first qview. [​IMG]
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Bear and get a few smokes under your belt first. Home made bacon is 10 times better than store bought anyday. 
     
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member


    Amen..................
     

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