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centexsmoker 11-01-2012 08:23 PM

makin' Bacon
 
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Doing my first homemade bacon this week. Coated the 4lb belly with salt, pink salt, and sugar. added some crushed garlic, crushed peppercorns and bay leaves and bagged it up for a 7 day cure in the fridge. I'll smoke it to 150 degrees when it's done. can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Desert Hawg 11-01-2012 08:46 PM

Nothin' like homemade bacon. Have some honey cure, maple cure and jerk/molasses in the freezer. Can't stand store bough anymore.

centexsmoker 11-01-2012 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Desert Hawg (Post 2261704)
Nothin' like homemade bacon. Have some honey cure, maple cure and jerk/molasses in the freezer. Can't stand store bough anymore.

cool. I can't wait. I really can't believe it took me this long to do but I'm sure it won't be the last time. Pancetta next................

chriscw81 11-01-2012 09:57 PM

i've cured my own bacon twice now and i will never buy bacon from a store again. it's way better and cheaper....if you get the belly for the right price

looking forward to some bacon pron

centexsmoker 11-01-2012 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by chriscw81 (Post 2261751)
i've cured my own bacon twice now and i will never buy bacon from a store again. it's way better and cheaper....if you get the belly for the right price

looking forward to some bacon pron

oh there will be pron.

Ackman 11-02-2012 09:41 AM

Man---only 4 pounds -- takes just as much work to make 4 and 15 and once you make it you will find all sorts of new friends and never pick it up in a store again :grin:

centexsmoker 11-02-2012 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Ackman (Post 2262006)
Man---only 4 pounds -- takes just as much work to make 4 and 15 and once you make it you will find all sorts of new friends and never pick it up in a store again :grin:

for sure. I wanted to start small with my first batch. Plus I bought the last belly they had. Once I know I have it down, I'll load up.

klanc48 11-06-2012 11:25 PM

Just found this... I must and will try to make the bacon... just need to find a recipe

sfbbqguy 11-07-2012 11:38 AM

What do you use to slice the belly?

Bluebird 11-07-2012 12:19 PM

I'm wanting to try this also.

LM600 11-07-2012 02:24 PM

Home cured and smoked bacon is the best!

I ran out the other week and bought a pack of supermarket bacon...it was insipid, watery, thin and tasteless.
I went and got a loin the next day and started the cure.

Haveuseen1? 11-07-2012 03:33 PM

I slice mine with a fillet knife. Takes some time, but I can cut up 10 pounds in a reasonable amount of time. I would like to buy a slicer, but I dont know what else I would use it for .

chriscw81 11-07-2012 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sfbbqguy (Post 2265790)
What do you use to slice the belly?

i use a cheap slicer the wifey got from Kohl's about a year ago. not sure how much it was but i think it was under $75. we use it to slice meat for jerky and also for the bacon slicing it work great for that but it's definitely not high quality. here's a post about slicers from not long ago

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ghlight=slicer


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