Monster bellie

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by mballi3011, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I have been making bellie bacon for a while now and I have seen some really good looking bellies in my day. I had a friend tell me that his new fiance really likes my bacon and he doesn't want her to run out. So here's a Benjamin and let me know when you need more. Now with that music to my ears off to the bellie store I go. I get my usual box of bellies marked at 28.38 lbs. Thinking no big deal until I opened the box. There it was a bellie that weighed in at 18.64 lbs. So now thinking I had the bellie section of Hogzilla I went into curing mode. I'll see you folks in about 10 days when it's time to smoke theses bellies. I can't wait myself for a huge BLT with alot of B



    Now I didn't take a longways picture but it was a full 29" long too and just as thick.


    Now I'm back to making some sausage. I'm making about 42lbs of different kinds. I will have 12lbs of venison Summer Sausage, 10lbs of venison Breakfast Sausage, 12lbs of  venison bratwurst, 6lbs of wild boar Salami Sausage, and then some bacon out of some of the bigger hunks of wild boar. So I'll keep all of you folks in the loop so hang on till later. Mark 
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is one heck of a belly...
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    18.64 pounds!!!!!

    That really is from Hogzilla!

    The biggest one I ever got was 13 pounds (without the skin).

    Can't wait to see this post, Mark.

    I'll be here!

  4. smokinal

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

    Mark, Does it have the skin on?
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  6. Man that's a biggin. 3 inch wide strips of bacon. Oh yeah. I'll be watching this one.
  7. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Now that was a hog! Samples for the gathering? :)
  8. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that's a big ol belly for sure there Mark. Can't wait to see it smoked up!
  9. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I'd hate to run up against a hog that size belly came frome in the briars
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That's a huge belly!!!!!!!!!!
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Keep us posted Mark, that's a honker of a bellie you got there.
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang Mark

    That is one heck of a belly for sure - gonna be fun to watch this one
  13. how will you fix the bacon?
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I'm just gonna cure it and cold smoke as I always do. This one is going to the  FLA Gathering along with another most likely smaller bellie too. I'll see you all there. 
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    skully Meat Mopper


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