Smoking time

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by rstohr85, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Everyone just wondering first time cold smoking bacon Wunderground of time for smoke heard anywhere from 4 hours to 34 hours. I'm cold smoking with a amazend with dust so no other heat source any opinions would help thx
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I did some back in Jan. I let mine smoke 7 hrs.

    Richie

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/241579/belly-bacon-start-1-28-16
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Dust gives a light smoke with no additional heat needed. I would run a full maze once, slice off a piece and try it. If it's good for you, you're done. Too light? Run another maze load of dust and test again...JJ
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I think 6 to 10 hours is perfect.

    I tried 24 hours one time, just for the heck of it & it was way too smokey.

    I think JJ's idea of testing it after the first maze is a good one. You may like your bacon smokier than me.

    Al
     
  5. Thx guys I'll let you know how it turns out
     
  6. Well 18hrs of dust smoke and will never buy bacon from the store again thx again for the help everyone
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Late to the party! Bacon looks great. I always do 18-24 hours of smoke, cold, over a period of several days. 6-8 hours of smoke. Then overnight rest in fridge, then more smoke repeat. Never been overly smokey.
     

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