Slicer

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by wildflower, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. I would like to try doing my own bacon but the problem is getting a slicer.  With just one person at the house the cost and knowing what to buy is the hang up.  For a single person, in there 60’s,  what is the slicer to get???  And yes $$$$ is a problem.
     
  2. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    look on craigslist.  always good deal on there.  if not jsut do it by hand, put in the the freezer for a while before you slice, and slice her up with a good sharp knife. 
     
  3. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    or even find someone on here thats close by that has one. im sure someone would be happy to help you out
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I would look on craigslist or even E-Bay. I got mine on e-bay for maybe 25.00-30.00 bucks delivered to my door. It was an oldermodel but so am I and we both still work just fine.
     
  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Many times for a few bucks you can stiffen up your slab and take it into a butcher shop and have them slice it for you.  I used to charge $2 for a ½ slab and $3 for a whole slab and have the meat wrapper slice it up.
     
  6. What I do until I get a slicer is fold the slab in half and cut it that way.I find it easier to cut through 6" of folded than 12"+ of single layer.I have a bud that has a cabalas slicer but 12" + won't fit on that either and I have to give him a pound or so every time I use it. Is it me or has pork bellies price jumped ? $2.89 lb here in Mpls area. they are following the chicken wing price hike.They couldn't give the wings away now they are more than whole breast meat.Bill   
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    With or without a slicer, it's easier to slice shorter pieces:

    I have yet to find a reason to keep Bacon slices so long (like lousy store bought Bacon), but I can name many reasons for cutting them short.

    I cut my Bacon in smaller pieces before I cure them:

    Easier to dry-cure in smaller zip-lock bags.

    Easier to fit on smoker racks.

    Easier to slice.

    Easier to vacuum pack.

    Easier to fry evenly.

    Oh yea, you also get just a couple more pieces of "Bacon Ends", and we all know how good they are!

    Bearcarver
     
  8. Thanks everyone   [​IMG]
     
  9. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    for sure, buy meat from them and get to know them, usally no charge....good advice[​IMG]
     

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