Smoked Bacon Dog Treats

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by tjohnson, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. tjohnson

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

    Making a batch of bacon, so I decided to make a batch of dog treats for my Golden Retriever Jackson

    I skinned the slabs, cut into strips and smoked for about 5 hours


    Smoked Bacon Dog Treats                                                   Happy Dog!

     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I need to make them again. The dog loved them but I didn't refer them and after a few weeks the last few pieces went rancid...JJ
     
  3. tjohnson

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

    I stash them in the freezer
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jackson-----You Lucky Dog!!!!

    Nice Job Todd!!

    Bear
     
  5. That's one lucky dog!!!! 

    Did anyone else notice how "clean" that smoker is? LOL
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How cute and happy that fur baby is! Alesia.....yup I noticed!  Todd do you ever use that thing?  LOL

    Kat
     
  7. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    Ladies......I hear ya. The only time mine looked that clean was while it was still in the box.......[​IMG]

    Todd.........I smoked a hog for a party about 3 weeks ago. When it came time to serve, the skin magically disappeared. I have two black lab's and now I'm their new best friend..........3" x 4" pieces at a time......[​IMG]

    Brad
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL-----Since Todd has a bunch of MES 40s, and that one is a 2nd generation, I'm betting that one is rarely used.

    What say Todd?

    Bear
     
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bear......it could be the designated dog treat smoker.....just sayin

    Kat
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  10. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don'tcha know? That's the smoker that Todd uses for picture taking-he then moves everything over to his "Production" smoker. Haven't you noticed-he didn't post any "in progress" or "all done" qview in the smoker?? Hmm??
     
  11. pops6927

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

    After taking bellies out of the smokehouse, we'd pull the skin off 15-20 of them while still hot, and always cut a couple up into strips and toss out the back door in two piles - one for cats, the other for dogs!  They loved us!
     
  12. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Todd, can you tell us what temperature you smoked at?

    (And also, had that been our dog, I would not have been able to get a pic quick enough before it was gone.) [​IMG]
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is one great picture, The dog looks so pacified. Thats just great Todd.
     
  14. tjohnson

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

    I used my MES 40 2nd Gen

    Temp was set at 225°, but actual temp inside the smoker was closer to 250°

    Fat renders out pretty quickly, so you gotta have a drip pan underneath

    I should have set the smoker at 180° - 200°

    The Bacon Dog Treats cooked a little too fast

    Well Bear......You are correct!

    I had only used my MES 2nd Gen a couple times, but needed to do some testing, so I fired it up

    Forgot that the controller was 20°+ off!!!

    Good thing they were just Dog Treats!
     
  15. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I've been thinking of using some of my beef EOR fat caps that i trim for jerky and smoking them for the dog...think this is ok?
     
  16. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is one happy pooch! [​IMG]

    If I show my dogs I can make those they would never leave me alone! lol

    I will have to try those next time I do something with a bit of pork skin.
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would think a fat cap wouldn't work right. I think it has to be a skin---not just fat.

    Bear
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Neighbor has a Rottweiller in a pen, I used to have a Labs, and even I would hate to feed his dog! Anytime he sees me, he makes a straight line and I look for cover...... he'll knock me over trying to lick me. LOL He gets all my bones. But when I gave the neighbor some of the smoked skin off the bacon for Packman, he was amazed, (the neighbor was, not the dog, well maybe they both were). It was the first thing the couldn't crush and eat in under a min. Dog loved it. Carried it around for days. So every once in awhile I'll dig a skin out the freezer and share it.

    You should never feed another man's dog, but I am guessing that the dog knows where they come from.

    Oh and never give a puppy smoked fat especially if they are an inside dog.............. Ewwwwwww.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013
  19. wingsahoy

    wingsahoy Newbie

    My dog would still destroy that in under 2 minutes. Pigs ears and bull sticks are wasted on him. Doesn't stop him getting them, but entertaining him while we are out is much harder...

    However, that is the happiest, most content dog I have seen in a long time.
     
  20. c farmer

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

    Doing a shoulder tomorrow with the skin on it.

    Will trim the skin and try this.
     

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