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BruceB
12-17-2014, 11:15 AM
It's BACON DAY......finally!



I set up the WSM with two charcoal baskets and filled the center trough with Chef Select briquettes. I left an empty spot at the end for about 8-10 lit coals. Using apple wood and 1 cherry chunk (mostly for color)

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm167/BruceBiss/2012%20GLBBQA%20Annual%20Party/IMG_20141217_094228_413.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/BruceBiss/media/2012%20GLBBQA%20Annual%20Party/IMG_20141217_094228_413.jpg.html)

Put the belly on at 10am, WSM hanging right at 174℉. Going to take it to an internal temp of 147℉.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm167/BruceBiss/2012%20GLBBQA%20Annual%20Party/IMG_20141217_100915_830.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/BruceBiss/media/2012%20GLBBQA%20Annual%20Party/IMG_20141217_100915_830.jpg.html)

More updates and pics as they become available or as the news warrants.

Smokeoholic
12-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Waiting..:wink:

THoey1963
12-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Nice fire basket you made for your WSM. I may have to give bacon a try one of these days using the hanging rack.

IamMadMan
12-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Keep us posted....

BruceB
12-17-2014, 04:57 PM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm167/BruceBiss/2012%20GLBBQA%20Annual%20Party/IMG_20141217_162643_713.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/BruceBiss/media/2012%20GLBBQA%20Annual%20Party/IMG_20141217_162643_713.jpg.html)

Finally finished, after 6 hours. WSM held at 170-185 all day. Finish temp 147℉, now into an ice bath for an hour or so then wrap and into the fridge overnight.

Big George's BBQ
12-17-2014, 05:23 PM
That looks great. Let us know how it taste

pci
12-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Looks great. Why a ice bath?

Ol'Joe
12-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Belly looks perfectly smoked, I got a hanging rack also, gotta try that, thanks for the post.

Wolverine
12-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Looks very nice. Hanging rack is cool also.

Hoss
12-17-2014, 08:14 PM
That looks GREAT.I put 8 slabs into the cure fridge today.Got 2 more whole fresh bellies to make pancetta and porchetta out of and 4 jowls to do something with.

c farmer
12-17-2014, 08:24 PM
Looks good. I love curing things.

BruceB
12-17-2014, 09:36 PM
Looks great. Why a ice bath?

I placed it in a large ziplock bag then into some cold water with ice. Just to get it cooled down right away. I wanted to get a slice or two for quality control (LOL) and its easier to slice when its cooled down.