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Old 06-22-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Bacon in the WSM

I made bacon Saw a package of pork bellies at the meat counter and knew it was time to try to make my own bacon. I cured them in a 50/50 mixture of kosher salt and brown sugar; cured 6 days in fridge, turning every day; rinsed and soaked in water for a bit; set out on rack overnight to air dry. For smoking I used lump charcoal and lots of hickory chunks, smoked 3 hrs at 200-225. I wish you guys could smell this bacon, it's enough to make anyone drool.... my grandson said it was awesome And it really is so easy ![attachment=0:gf3a5t2r]P1000711 (640x480).jpg[/attachment:gf3a5t2r]
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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Re: Bacon in the WSM

MMMMMMMMMM... Looks awesome !
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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Looks Awesome Karen
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Daaaaaaaaamn that looks good!
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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Wow the only thing in this world better then bacon....is homemade bacon, mmmmmmmm baaacon
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Groovy! Great pics. Bet it was tasty.
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That bacon and some beer... breakfast time!
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thats the looking bacon i've ever seen
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:53 PM   #10
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Nicely done!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #11
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That looks fantastic! I think I can smell it!!!

I've been wanting to make some homemade bacon for a while now but, I just can't find pork bellies around here. Having a friend of mine coming in from Huntville Alabama I talked him in to picking up some bellies from a butcher up his way. When we talked about this several weeks ago I told him about 10 lbs should be enough for a while. Well, he came to Louisisana for a few days and just dropped off my pork bellies. Twenty lbs of nice pork bellies! They are in the freezer right now and I don't have my camera here with me so I'll have to get the pictures later.
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You are so AWESOME!
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:34 PM   #13
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That looks fantastic! I think I can smell it!!!

I've been wanting to make some homemade bacon for a while now but, I just can't find pork bellies around here. Having a friend of mine coming in from Huntville Alabama I talked him in to picking up some bellies from a butcher up his way. When we talked about this several weeks ago I told him about 10 lbs should be enough for a while. Well, he came to Louisisana for a few days and just dropped off my pork bellies. Twenty lbs of nice pork bellies! They are in the freezer right now and I don't have my camera here with me so I'll have to get the pictures later.
20 Lbs nice, you can make every flavor possible I hope I can get some more bellies in town....
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Got these for $2.00 @ lb. Is that a good price. I know these were still on the hoof at least a week or two ago!
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Got these for $2.00 @ lb. Is that a good price. I know these were still on the hoof at least a week or two ago!
That sounds like a great price to me; honestly, I was so happy to see the two pieces in the meat counter that I bought them without even looking at the price Meat prices are so outrageously high here that $2/lb sounds like a bargain
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Got these for $2.00 @ lb. Is that a good price. I know these were still on the hoof at least a week or two ago!
That sounds like a great price to me; honestly, I was so happy to see the two pieces in the meat counter that I bought them without even looking at the price Meat prices are so outrageously high here that $2/lb sounds like a bargain
That's how I'd feel(just being able to find it locally and buying). Just grab it without looking at the price!
When I was up in North Alabama last September and cooking for 700 Red Cross/Triathlon participants, my buddy and I went by this butcher shop and I grabbed some other stuff that I brought home and cooked and it was pretty good meats. All for 42.00 @ lb. this guy butchers wholesale and sells some to the public. I wish we had somethiing like that closer.

Fresian, nice avatar but, you should face the camera!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:42 PM   #17
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I'd eat that!
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Fresian, nice avatar but, you should face the camera![/quote]



No, I tried that didn't work, too scary
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Yea, right! I find that hard to believe.
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Now that looks killer...great job.
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