Started my first BB Bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by billm75, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. billm75

    billm75 Smoke Blower

    I didn't get pics of the set up process, and I used the pork I had on hand to do this, which means I'm using a shoulder instead of a butt. After de-boning, I got two 1.5lb chunks of meat.

    This is my first bacon anyways, and I thought I'd try to perfect the process and taste before I worried about how it looked. I will have pics up of the smoke and the final product though. I am charging the camera now and we're 7 days from smoking this stuff here.

    In the future, I'm going to make sure to:
    1.) Have the camera charged
    2.) Have the right cut of pork for my project
    3.) replenish the Miller Lite supply

    I'm planning to smoke it with hickory wood in my off-set smoker, and will see how I do keeping the temps ultra low for a long period of time. I'm kind of hoping the cold weather helps in that arena.

    I did buy the bacon cure made by Hi Mountain, so hopefully it comes down to technique at this point, not recipe as to how it turns out.
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You'll be just fine using a shoulder for you Buckboard. I have used them many times. I have bought them boneless and they work great to. So season away and get some good ole rechargable batties next time. But the miller light thing now that one we will have to send you back to the school house for you never run low or OUT of the liquid of the gods now.
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We are looking forward to seeing the whole process - We are here for you. Once you get this going it will be a regular program - trust me
  4. bustintires

    bustintires Smoke Blower

    one of my local butcher shops used to make "cottage bacon" out of shoulder, really good stuff.
  5. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    With this setting you're already half won
  6. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    Shoulder and butt is the same, in terms of pork
  7. jojo22

    jojo22 Smoke Blower

    I tried explaining this to the wife, she said no, and then got upset because when I explained I was talking of pork she thought I was implying something....LOL...JK!!!

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