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  • shify
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 387
    • Westchester County, NY

    Bacon - meathead style

    Today's (or really this week's) bacon. Used Meatheads recipe bumped up for a 5lb slab. Originally meant to do a pastrami bacon but found my homemade pickling spice jar empty when I started my cure so went "original". Cured for 7 days, smoked at 250 with apple wood until it hit 150 which took a shade less than two hours which is a lot quicker than I expected. The cooks taste was delicious. Sliced half for immediate consumption and the other half left in slab form and vacuum sealed. Good amount of smoke, nice salty flavor. looking forward to this batch. Next batch will definitely be a pastrami bacon batch

    Sealed up with brine.
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    Post smoke, first slice

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    The cooks taste. Cooked briefly in a skillet to crisp up
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    The set of slices
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  • hogdog6
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 557
    • Liberty, Utah

    #2
    That looks fantastic for some reason I’ve not tried Bacon. What was I thinking “WHO DOESN’T LOVE BACON”. Thanks for posting will be purchasing pork belly soon.

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    • HorseDoctor
      HorseDoctor commented
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      Warning!!! Extremely Habit Forming!!!

    • hogdog6
      hogdog6 commented
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      I do fear that rehab will be required.
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9763
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #3
    Beautiful!

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    • kmhfive
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 3006
      • Northern Illinois
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      #4
      Mmmmmm… Bacon!!!!

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      • Oakgrovebacon
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 1815
        • South central Illinois

        #5
        Nice pictures! You probably won’t be buying bacon at the store anymore. Enjoy!

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        • RonB
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          • Apr 2016
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          #6
          That looks real good.

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          • Steve B
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            • Jun 2016
            • 2863
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            #7
            I second what DW said.
            Beautiful

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            • Bumby
              Club Member
              • Oct 2017
              • 275
              • NYC

              #8
              Awesome - how do you get a piece of belly so uniformly shaped?

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              • shify
                shify commented
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                Costco. They sells slabs generally between 5-8 lbs that are pretty uniform

              • tRidiot
                tRidiot commented
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                I need to check again... couple times I've asked them and they had none. Got mine a few times at an Asian market and they were pretty skinny.

                (Costco, that is)

              • Bumby
                Bumby commented
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                Thank you -- I'll have to press my local Costco!
            • jgreen
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              • Oct 2014
              • 2684
              • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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              #9
              Nice job. I have not tried that yet. A special order to get belly here. Even my butcher shop does not carry in stock, but he said he would order some for me.

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              • Psinderson
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                • Dec 2014
                • 258
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                #10
                Nice looking slab! I just ate the last of my first batch of bacon. Everyone really liked it. I will definitely be making more.

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                • Spinaker
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                  #11
                  Gorgeous

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                    #12
                    Bacon?
                    'Nuff said!

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