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Old 11-11-2015, 08:11 AM   #1
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Default Bacon....bacon....bacon....

I'm on the bacon bandwagon and am kicking myself for not getting on sooner. This is the second attempt for me. Got a whole pork belly from the local Asian market...and quickly found out they sell whole ones with the ribs still attached. No problem....treated them as a chefs snack. Trimmed out nicely and put in the cure for 4 days. Quick wash off and then into the fridge to get happy.

Pulled them out when they were ready, glazed with maple syrup and dusted with black pepper. Into the smoke for a couple hours until they looked good. Let them cool, then sliced (by hand which sucks....) and started eatin'. Man....this stuff is so much better than store bought crap.....
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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You had me at bacon

Nice job!
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:50 AM   #3
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I would love to get a hold of a slab like you have there without taking out a loan. I would Not remove the spare ribs.

Try this the next time:
Remove the membrane from the ribs.
Remove each bone from the meat.
You will end up with more lean meat on the bacon.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:01 AM   #4
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Another nice result! I've got to get to that market. Was in Linwood last weekend and didn't have the time.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:15 AM   #5
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Wow, that looks beautiful...
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:16 AM   #6
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Good lookin pig!

I'll never go back to store-bought if I can help it.
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:49 AM   #7
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very awesome
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:07 PM   #8
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Looks fantastic! I really need to get back on the curing & smoking bacon wagon again..
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:46 PM   #9
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bacon is STUPID addicting to make.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:52 PM   #10
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That's the truth.
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