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Unread 04-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Started with a 10 lb pork belly, cut it in half.Cured half in a honey cure, the other half got a real maple syrup cure.

After a week in the cure I pulled it out, rinsed it off and let it sit open in the fridge over night. Then hit it with Big Ron's Hint of Houston rub and this is what I was working with:


Set up my WSM for cold smoking with apple wood:


Smoked it the first four hours at 100 degrees or less:


Then bumped up the temp to around 200 for the last 5 hours and this was the result:




Wrapped it up, let it sit in the fridge over night, then sliced it up.


Bacon!!!


Tastes great, so much meatier than store bought, gotta fry it up on a little lower temp because of all the sugar in the cure, but I will definitely be doing this again.
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Nice job.

I wish the belly I have been finding would be that meaty.
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Looks mighty tasty from here!
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wow looks amazing. I wanna try bacon next but the pork belly I'm seeing around here is mostly fat :(
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Very Nice I liked doing bacon
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That looks awesome, polishdon!

Quick question: any tips for how you kept your WSM temp so low consistently? I find my WSM tends to turn rather warm where I am (NorCal).
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That looks great. I've run into the same problem with the outside edges burning from the sugars in the cure when I'm frying it. I haven't tried a lower temp as I was afraid it wouldn't get crispy. Let us know how it turns out. There is nothing like having a freezer full of bacon whenever you want it.
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That looks great I gotta try that soon. In our house we bake our bacon. My wife has a pampered chef stone with sides we bake it at 450* for about 15 minutes comes out nice and crispy. It might help with the burning part.
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Google "Baking bacon"
I think it was something like a oven at 425, bacon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 15/20 mins. Best way to cook.

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That looks awesome, polishdon!

Quick question: any tips for how you kept your WSM temp so low consistently? I find my WSM tends to turn rather warm where I am (NorCal).
I use that fire brick set up and only burn 5 or 6 briquettes at a time, adding more as needed. It was also only around 40 degrees here the day I smoked it.
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Great Looking Bacon, One you taste it you'll hate store bacon....
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