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  • luvthemstillers
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    • Jul 2019
    • 226
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Bacon

    Trying my hand at homemade bacon today. The pork belly arrived on Thursday from Porter Road. I put it in a solution of pink curing salt, Meat Church Honey Bacon BBQ rub, fresh cracked black pepper and Wild Turkey American Honey whiskey. I flipped the bag twice a day until I took it out and rinsed it this morning. I then applied a fresh coat of the rub, and it's now on my Oklahoma Joe's offset at 225 degrees until it reaches an internal temperature of around 150. Please note Mr. Bones that there is a pot of beans underneath to capture the drippings. I'll update with my results later.
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  • marshall
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 669

    #2
    Sounds so good! Nothin beats homemade bacon!

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    • Skip
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3705
      • Blue Earth, Minnesota
      • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

      #3
      Fun! Looking good.

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      • klflowers
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 3671
        • Tennessee

        #4
        Beautiful! I needed make some more.

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        • Mr. Bones
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          • Sep 2016
          • 10014
          • Kansas Territory
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          #5
          Beans duly noted, an Extry Bonus Points Awarded.
          Lookin forward to this here bacon, an them beans, as well

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          • Mr. Bones
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            Ya jus gotta know I love it bein done on an OKJ offset, as well, right?
        • luvthemstillers
          Club Member
          • Jul 2019
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          #6
          Bacon has reached 150 degrees internal. I cut myself a sample, and fried it up with eggs and had a side of the beans as well. The bacon retained all the flavors from the whiskey, and the smoke enhanced them further. This will ruin me for store bought bacon.
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          • rickgregory
            Founding Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 1124
            • Seattle, WA

            #7
            Yeah, I grabbed some Nueske's bacon which I understand is pretty good and it is. But it's not better than what I can make.

            The only bacon I can't really replicate is Benton's because of the long smoke they do. mmm Benton's....

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            • ecowper
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3642
              • Maple Valley, WA
              • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
                Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

                Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
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                PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

                Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
                Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
                Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
                Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

                Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


                Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

              #8
              I love home made bacon. Make it all the time. Usually have 5-10 pounds in the freezer. But I’ve never put beans underneath while I’m smoking the bacon. How did I not think of this???? You are doing it right!

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              • luvthemstillers
                Club Member
                • Jul 2019
                • 226
                • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
                • Grills
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                  Vortex
                  Arbor Fabricating WSM Charcoal Basket W/ Minion Starter
                  LavaLock 22.5" Flattop Griddle
                  LavaLock Minion Method Charcoal Basket

                #9
                The final result all sliced up for packaging. Got a really nice yield, and will actually be holding some back for an upcoming "bacon swap" with a whiskey friend, who will be making lamb belly bacon next weekend.
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                • scottranda
                  Charter Member
                  • May 2015
                  • 1858
                  • Charlotte, NC

                  #10
                  Looks amazing! I love homemade bacon!!

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