My first attempt

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by slowguy, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. slowguy

    slowguy Newbie

    Rubbed them down with dry rub cure and let it go for seven days. Rinsed dried and been smoking for 5 hours over Apple and cherry I'm going to let it go for about 2 more hours then cool down and wait to slice. Can't wait to give it a try. [​IMG]
     
  2. Looks good. Nice looking smoker.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First attempt and you did an entire case? Man after my own heart!

    7 days may have been a bit short, but looking forward to the end results!

    Did you do a fry test sample?
     
  4. slowguy

    slowguy Newbie

    me and a buddy started butchering our own poohs a couple years ago and we decided this year to build a smokehouse and try our hand at bacon so this the bellies from 3 pigs and our jowl as well. We didng test fry and prob should have. We used a cure purchased from local processing supply store slicing today so taste test will happen tonight
     
  5. slowguy

    slowguy Newbie

    Pigs sorry not poohs
     
  6. I see smoke and bacon, so it has to be good. Awaiting results. CF
     
  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That makes this even more special! Can't wait to see the results!

    Watch them poohs, they bite. :biggrin:
     
  8. You are at where I hope to be in a few months. Looks awesome.
     
  9. slowguy

    slowguy Newbie

    Couldn't be happier with the results I will trim them a little to help out when slicing but the taste as far as smoke and saltiness was as good as this first timer could hope for
     
  10. slowguy

    slowguy Newbie

    [​IMG]
     
  11. slowguy

    slowguy Newbie

     
  12. wagdog

    wagdog Fire Starter

    Awesome! Thanks for the pics!
     
  13. Wow this was the wrong post to look at while I'm hungry!  Looks like a great job.
     
  14. Finish sure looks fine. Man you did good. I see lots of good eats coming your way. Thanks for posting. I like it. CF
     
  15. slowguy

    slowguy Newbie

    I appreciate it I was a bit nervous going in but will definetly be doing it every year from now on this site is super helpful. I'd like to try out another rub/cure next time to expiriment
     

Share This Page