My first attempt at bacon .

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by strummer, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. strummer

    strummer Fire Starter

    I have been making sausage for about 10 years now and I finally decided to try my hand at bacon . I'm making 15 lbs .this is what I'm working with [​IMG]
    I'm making 5 lbs of peppered
    5 lbs of maple [​IMG]
    And 5 lbs of maple and brown sugar .[​IMG].
    Hope to have them in the smoke house Thursday or Friday . Plan to smoke with oak and pecan . I can almost taste them already .
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    lokking forward to the Qview!
  3. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great.........BLT's yummy yummy
  4. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm in [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. tgil

    tgil Fire Starter

    All of this bacon talk has really got my curiosity up! How does the price compare to store bought? I know it's apples to oranges but have no clue how much bellies run or where to even get them.
  6. strummer

    strummer Fire Starter

    I paid 2.19 a lb . I had everything else . For me to buy thick slice pepper bacon it almost 9 bucks for a lb and a half . So for me it pays off pretty fast .
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  7. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! I need to get some going too, I have about 15lbs in the freezer I need to brine up and smoke!

    Looking forward to your smoke pictures.

    Have fun!
  8. jno51

    jno51 Smoking Fanatic

    Where and what type of maple are you using. I am curing out 10lbs now and will be putting in the smoker in the morning. I still have 10 more lbs that I would love to put maple on.  
  9. strummer

    strummer Fire Starter

    I found some b grade light colored at a small grocery store .I added 1/2 cup for 5 lbs .
  10. strummer

    strummer Fire Starter

    A little update . I pulled my bacon and washed it off . Then I fried me some test strips . Taste pretty dang good . [​IMG]
    So now it's in the smoke house getting smoked with pecan and oak. Will pull it out in 12 hours or so.[​IMG]
  11. strummer

    strummer Fire Starter

    Just pulled them out of the smoke house . Looking great . Here they are
    Pepper [​IMG]
    Brown sugar and maple
  12. smokinal

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

    Good looking bacon! I like the smoke house too.
  13. That's some nice looking bacon and the smokehouse ain't bad either!
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you bacon is a success. Congrats
  15. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great !!!!!!

  16. I'm paying $1.79/# for my pork now.  That is on a cheap side of it, but I have a connection through the restaurant I manage.  
  17. strummer

    strummer Fire Starter

    I paid 2.19 a pound for the bellys . Had everything else . So I got almost 30 lbs of bacon for 63 dollars . The pepper bacon I normally buy is almost 9 dollars a pound .

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