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Old 09-18-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Makin' Bacon!

G'day All!

Here are some pictures from my "Porktastic Adventures in Bacon Making". (Sorry for the giant pics...can't resize on the fly, it seems)

Highlights: I "built" a cold smoker, I didn't kill myself with botulism and I can now make all the bacon I can eat. Mwahahaha!

Lowlights: This batch was very salty.

The full story is detailed over 3 blog posts found here:

Part 1 - http://www.eatapedia.com/?p=593
Part 2 - http://www.eatapedia.com/?p=616
Conclusion - http://www.eatapedia.com/?p=629

I started with two pork bellies:



Cured them and put them in the fridge for 7 days:




Rinsed them off and put them in my FrankenTraeger:


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Sliced them up and fried me up some bacon!




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Old 09-19-2010, 08:22 AM   #2
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With all that bacon, all I need is a beer now!
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:25 AM   #3
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man that looks good!
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:06 PM   #4
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Looks great. I want to try and make my own bacon too once the weather cools down a little.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
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Looks good.

Try choping it into 1 inch x 1/4 x 1/4 inch instead of long thin slices. Fry those up and game on!

I've been doin those alot lately. I dont think i'll ever buy it from the store again.

Is that table salt?
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:32 PM   #6
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Wonderful work and great photos!!! I got to make me a smoker!
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:39 PM   #7
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That bacon is beautiful!
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:39 PM   #8
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Please please stop. BACON! BACON!

Sweet!
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:06 PM   #9
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Sorry, had my beer goggles on or sumthin.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:09 PM   #10
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Excellent! Can hardly have to much bacon around.
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