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Old 10-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Tomorrow morning I'm helping out at a charity event where we're serving waffles and bacon. I've got 5lbs of bacon I have to cook. A coworker of mine is also helping out and he said he's going to smoke his 5lbs. I meant to ask him for details but I forgot. Anyone here smoke their bacon to actually cook it and what's your process?


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Old 10-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Here is a nice thread from Smoking Westy on his cook.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=166634
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Here is a nice thread from Smoking Westy on his cook.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=166634
Ok, now I really want to make my own bacon from scratch. that said I'm dealing with store bought already sliced bacon.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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Nothing too it, you just load your racks up and cook as fast or as slow as you want. I've done them in the offset, mini and UDS.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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What kind of cooker are you using?

And yes, you need to cure and smoke bacon from scratch.
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I never smoked bacon but I have cooked store bought pre sliced smoked bacon on a charcoal grill. I just toss the slices on the grates and flip them over when it is time. This is my favorite way to cook bacon, but I seldom have the time.

I also partially pre cook the bacon this way when I wrap scallops in bacon. Yummy!!!

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:01 PM   #7
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I have two large vertical propane smokers (Masterbuilt GS40 and a Landman that's about the same size)

What would be time and temp about? I'm trying to gage if I have enough time for a test batch.
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If it's thick cut, I do 225* for 3 hours in my Yoder and it turns out really good. If it's thin cut, I can't help much. Just cook until it's the desired level of crispness.
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If time is an issue, you can cook to an IT of 128, slice and then fry it up like normal.
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I typically smoke store bought around 315/325 for about 2.5 to 3 hrs ( I like it crispy.) I use a drip pan as there is ALOT of grease. I have done this on quite a few different smokers over the years. This is before it was done enough for me.
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BBQ Pit Boys did a good looking bacon cook -
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that said I'm dealing with store bought already sliced bacon.
Ok, I must be an idiot because I didn't see this part about the store bought bacon. Sorry about that.
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Ok, I must be an idiot because I didn't see this part about the store bought bacon. Sorry about that.
NP, that was a good post that I might want to do for this charity event next year :-)
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Ok, well thank you all for the comments! The smoked bacon was a hit! (mix of apple and hickory) I smoked it at about 315ish for about 2 hours (This was generic thin cut Costco bacon)
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Any time I make bacon bombs or pork shots and have left over bacon, I apply a pork rub to both sides and smoke the slices laid across my grill. It's usually at 225, and I don't time it, only smoke it until it's done, but it's amazing. I love smoked bacon. I always buy Wright brand applewood smoked bacon for my projects.
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