Thinking of doing my first bacon

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by smokinpapist, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. smokinpapist

    smokinpapist Smoke Blower

    So, I'm thinking of picking up a belly tomorrow and have a couple of questions. First, as I'm diabetic, can a cure be done that doesn't involve using sugar? Second, for a first time should I cold smoke or hot smoke it? Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Simple. No sugar, no problem. I've done it before., 

    As for smoke.... IMO I like cold smoking. I figure I'm cooking it later anyway.

    p.s. you must be really exited, you've posted this 3 times. LOL[​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
  3. smokinpapist

    smokinpapist Smoke Blower

    Excited yes, but not that excited. I was posting from my iPad and hit the button a couple times to often. 😀

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  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not being a diabetic, I am wondering if different sugars have different effects on blood sugar....







    If one sugar group has less effect, you might find it safe to use....

    School me on sugars and I will see what help I can give...
  5. smokinpapist

    smokinpapist Smoke Blower

    All sugar is bad sadly. To be brutally honest carbs in general are bad. I can use the sugar alcohols, like erthrytol which the body can't break down.

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  6. smokinal

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

    Why not try Pops brine with Stevia instead of sugar. I think he does that. 

    If he doesn't see this PM him.


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