Makin Bacon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoked, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Okay, finally got a pork belly, was not cheap over 4 bucks a pound......good lord, but anyway wanted to try my hands at regular bacon, afterall the buckboard turned out I'm following a recipe from alton brown off his "scrap iron chef" episode, here is the belly before I cut it in half....
  2. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks good even before it's cured and

    Bethcha that's going to be some great eats!! Good to see you smoked, how ya feeling??
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    well with my blood condition and the war being waged inside my body killing those platlettes off.....I'm constantly tired and worn out, feeling much older then I really am......

    but back to the bacon, here is more porn, after cut in half, peppered, and in the brine......
  4. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Keep us up on this, bet it works great. pics!
  5. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry to hear that Smoked, sure hope you get to feeling better soon.[​IMG]
  6. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Same here Smoked[​IMG] .

    Looks like a good start on the Bacon. I can't even get anyone to order me a belly[​IMG] .
  7. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it took me a long time to find someone who would, and even then the belly was 4.7 pounds and cost me 18.93.........not cheap by any means [​IMG] I have been able to buy processed bacon cheaper then 4 bucks a pound!!!!!!!
  8. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    well wishes from our family... good luck with that bacon lookin good so far
  9. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My local butcher sells them for $1.89 per pound. Sorry to hear they're so much...I haven't even asked the local grocery store butcher...
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    You got some great looking bellies there Smoked. Should make some great bacon.

    Hope your feeling better soon!

    {{{{{Big Hugs and prayers}}}}}
  11. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Okay today's the day to the bellies came out of the brine, patted dry, let the pellicle form and off to the cold box. I'm running the masterbuilt at 250 and using apple wood to feed the cold box, right now the cold box is running 70 degrees....will have a 6 hour smoke session...

    porn as follows so far:
  12. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Suck it up Nancy!!! I'm serious. Don't think about your sickness. See the doctor when needed, but sweat it out. I know your a tough guy, but suck it up and you'll be fine.

    Our prayers are with you...............yes I'm serious.

    Bacon looks good, you got screwed, but it still looks good....[​IMG]

    Take care man, keep us updated on YOUR condition. Please, no pics of you........just the bacon. [​IMG]

    PS......mow the frigg'n lawn!
  13. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] well today is a good day, I'm feeling good and not my typical completely worn out feeling. Weather is crappy, gonna rain....but I already let the bellies sit in the brine an extra day!!!!!
    I go in for a complete blood test the end of this month and will see where my platelettes are at then.....
    as for the lawn, the back is actually the boy's job....but with how much rain we have gotten it's too wet to I need to buy a new lawn mower!!!!! and yes, will need to fill the dang pool up and get that running again...... [​IMG]
  14. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hang in there, right now nobody cares about your bacon, just you. Keep us updated on your tests. Keep your head up, don't drag your a$$, and keep a positive mind. The mind IS a powerful thing.

    Take care [​IMG]

    Talk to "Bob", what he takes may cure you.LOL
  15. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking bacon. I will definitely lift you up in my prayers each day in hopes that things rapidly improve for you.

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