Rubbed the belly, it's Bacon time!

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by dirtsailor2003, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well as happens, life got in the way of my smoking date! So tomorrow night or Friday is going to be the night!
     
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OH good excuse,,,,,Blame it on "LIFE",, ya,,,, glad I'm not him,,always getting blamed,,,feel sorry for the poor kid....Hope he can make it thru this difficult time. 

    DS
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hour 13 of Cob and apple smoke. Man liking that cob will be getting more from Todd soon!

     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2015
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have been using alot of cob. I love it
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep I'm putting in an order for some more. It's a great bacon smoke!
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    More photos tonight!
     
  7. wazzuqer

    wazzuqer Smoke Blower

    What is cob? Sounds like I need to get some ...
     
  8. Corn cob if not mistaken. my pellets just came in from Todd . it will be my first smoke using Cob as well.

    Keep on Smokin,

    Tom
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2015
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Corn Cob pellets. You can get them from Todd @ Amaze N Smokers

    https://www.amazenproducts.com/
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay we have finally finished this up. I let the bacon age a week in my project fridge. I don't like to slice the bacon so I cut it into rashers. That way if I need chunks or cubes or slices I can cut what I want when I want it. I left one half slab whole for an upcoming project. We had bacon with breakfast and it was divine!






    My wife's response to large pile of bacon on the counter, " That's a lot of fat.".
     
  11. Our Wives must be related......Goes to show what they Know! LOL.   That Looks like PURE GOODNESS to me. Great Job! Where did you find those thick slabs?

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    Keep On Smokin,

    Tom
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    These were from the Costco here. Some of the best I've seen in a long time.
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great DS I need to learn how to do this,,,,just not big on the brining thingy LOL 

    DS 
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    DS if you can make sausage you can make this. I use Martins Cure calculator

    http://diggingdogfarm.com/page2.html

    It's just a matter of weighing the meat and then weighing out the proper amount of cure, sugar and salt. Rub the meat and put into a ziplock bag. Massage and flip daily. These would have been cured at 7 days but life got in the way and they went to 16. Did my typical smoke and decided 18 hours was enough. The kicker this go around was the 7 day rest in the fridge after the smoke. Makes a big difference in flavor and texture.
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Case. I too have found that resting in the fridge makes a big difference.
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam. I have always tested a few days, this is the first tplace me I've gone 7.
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have never went seven. I have went 5 on a load of loins.
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I may go longer on the next batch. Don't know when that will though because this is a ton of bacon!
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Best bacon I've ever seen Case! b

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