My first bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by vstyn, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. vstyn

    vstyn Newbie

    I need the steps of making bacon. Buying(does it need the skin), brine, drying smoking (type of wood), how long in the smoker (I don't want to cook in the smoker), resting, cuting, and vacuum sealing the bacon. Any suggestion!
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    First off... stop over by roll call and introduce yourself.. tell us a little bit about you and your equipment... welcome to SMF

    PS.. the handy dandy search tool at the top of the page works wonders
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  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


    I suggest you read over the posts in the two bacon threads to get familiar with the basics.and ask questions.  Members have offered a lot of great advice for your first bacon attempt. 

    There are two basic methods for curing bacon  Wet cure and dry cure.  Bacon is usually cold smoked to add flavor. Most common seasonings are non-iodized salt and sugar but many people will add pepper, garlic powder and other spices.

    We normally do not leave the rind on the final product but some of us remove the rind before curing and some of us wait until the bacon has been cold smoked to remove the rind.

    Remember you will be using cures and if improperly used they can be dangerous so please become familiar with the different types of cures and cure mixes. 

    Good Luck

    Look forward to reading your posts
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good Advice Guys!

    Check out some bacon posts, and you' find some great ways to make bacon

    Head over to roll cal so you can get a proper greeting

    It would also be nice to know what part of the country you live in and what equipment you use

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

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