Pork bellies!!!! YAAA!!! Bacon!!! The money shot!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by fpnmf, May 4, 2011.

  1. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Craig, you are not that far from me buddy, a road trip might be in order! I haven't done bellies in a while, can't wait to see the finished product! Hugs my brutha!

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  2. does beer go good with popcorn lol. thanks guy's just wondered never made bacon before I will do some reading for sure
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    And they're off!!!!

    Pulled them outa the briney depths on the afternnon of the 12th. (9 days in)

    Rinsed,test fried then racked ,covered with Garlic, Pepper and Onion.

    Stayed in the fridge til today 7am (central).

    Cranked the MES to 100,put them in for about 1.5 hours to dry then the AMAZEN filled with pecan,both ends lit.
     

    Gonna shut off the MES in a little bit and run the AMAZEN til bed time.

    It's a beautiful day here in the panhandle. Rained from about 6 pm yesterday til 6 am today!!

    The birds are happy and so are all the plants and veggies and herbs.

    Have a great day!!

      Craig

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    MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!  BACON!!!!
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  4. smokinal

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

    Looks good Craig! Boy I wish we could get some of that rain down here. We need it bad, I can't remember when the last time was that it rained all day or night.
     
  5. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    I can't remember the last day it didn't rain here.......love what your do'in with that pork!
     
  6. smokinal

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

    It's raining like crazy down here now. I guess all I needed to do was wish for it!  [​IMG]
     
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    14 hours of 100 degree and pecan smoke..

    These look great!!

    Tomorrow into the freezer for a bit then off with the skin and a visit to the biggest slicer on the planet!!!

    Then vac packed.

    Got 15 pounds of butt to start making some andouille Monday.

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    Craig
     
  8. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    awesome looking bacon craig.... will be waiting for the slicer pics
     
  9. WOW nice looking bacon man I can see that wrapped around a fatty already mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 
     
  10. smokinal

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

    Looks good Craig, can't wait to see that slicer in action!
     
  11. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Wow. I can't believe how good that looks! Nice job.
     
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Ended up with about 12 pounds...not too shabby.

    2 pans of nice thin slices.

    1  one gallon bag of chunks.

    1 plate of long pieces for fatties.

    The Berkel made slicing easy.  Bacon got some freezer time first so was nice an firm.

    This was the first time using Pops recipe for cure..I am going to make this my "go to" cure for bacon.

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    MMMMMMMMMMMMM  BACON!

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    Vac pak and cleaning the slicer later.

    Have a great day!!

      Craig
     
  13. [​IMG]   Now that gets the mouth watering!!! Awesome looking bacon, 2" thick too!! Congrats.

    Matt
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bacon man

    I need more [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  15. smokinal

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

    Looks awesome Craig!
     
  16. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Thanks fellas!!

      Craig
     
  17. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]Hot Dam, that looks delicious!!!

    Beautiful.
     
  18. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome Bacon neighbor,

    I'm gonna come over a get a tutorial.

    You can show me how to use the AMZN, and the (beginner) smoker!  [​IMG]
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Awesome Craig----And on the 14th, just like I said!

    Dang it looks tasty!

    Bear
     
  20. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Thanks!!!

      Craig
     

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