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Old 12-17-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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I raise my own pork. Recently it was time to process a couple of them.

This is the side and one loin from one pig...also one ham (the ham is still in the cure)

I use my little smokehouse to COLD smoke the bacon. :)

First I dry cured the bacon slabs for one week, Then divided the slabs into 4 pieces....
I made a peppered bacon..

A pepper/garlic rolled bacon...

A maple bacon...

And one jalapeno bacon....

I brined cured the back loins and made one black pepper canadian bacon, One steakhouse pepper bacon, and one maple bacon with a cayenne kick...

I cold smoked at 65 degrees using a mixture of hickory and apple.

I also cold smoked a bit of cheese, come whole black peppercorns, a bit of clover honey, some pecan halves, black olives and a kosher salt/white pepper/garlic and onion mix...
These were smoked for 7 hours, the bacon cold smoked for 17 hours.

The cold smoked bacon ready to wrap and chill before slicing and cooking....

Hopefully, (in a day or two) I will post pictures of some of the sliced cooked bacon.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #2

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Outstanding photos!

I must get some pork bellies and make some bacon very soon.

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Old 12-17-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thanks alot!
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Looks great...
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #4
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Wow that cool! I bet it will be great!
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:14 PM   #5
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WOW nice setup Cowgirl....and some good looking vittles
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:17 PM   #6
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:18 PM   #7
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:21 PM   #8
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Fantastic!!! You got some skillz for sure!
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:39 PM   #9
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They all look great, but the sound of jalepeno bacon makes my mouth water. Can you elaborate on that?

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Old 12-17-2008, 12:41 PM   #10
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Everything looks excellent. I can't wait to see the finished cook pics!
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:06 PM   #11
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:11 PM   #12
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I am always eager to open your posts and this one did not disappoint. Great looking grub. I love the way you will tackle just about anything and take the time to do it right.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:29 PM   #13
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:26 PM   #14
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Sitting here at my desk, stealing time from my boss, I can just about taste bacon - that looks so good. Likewise the Jalapeno bacon tweaks my interest.
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