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First bacon and smoked almonds

fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 877
edited January 2013 in EggHead Forum
So I just finished my first bacon. Inspires by the others on the forum lately. My set up was to make buckboard bacon (from pork shoulder) used a cure recipe my butcher uses. I split the shoulder in half and deboned it. Cut it into about 4 pieces. Put cure on it last Monday Christmas eve. Flipped it twice daily. Pulled it out and ran water over it for about an hour then did a " Test fry." Not too salty. Put the bacon in the egg for most of the day to form pellicle.

Finally ready I started the cold smoke at around 7:00 pm last night finished it at 11:00 am this morning. Couldn't wait to fry it up so we did. Turned out really really good, a little bit more smoke than I had wanted but figure it will mellow out in a couple of days. Kids loved it and wanted more. The final picture is the bacon with scrambled eggs we collected yesterday, cheese I smoked on the egg and homemade sliced plum jam. Life doesn't get much better than this. Will definitely don't his again.

Lessons learned:

1. I need better knives.
2. I need a mew at slicer
3. This is really easy.
4. Remember tro take almonds out of oven before you preheat it. They got ruined.

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Comments

  • Great post!  what temp did you have on the cold smoke?  I want to try this - I am a bit nervous.  Thanks for posting!
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  • Outside temp was mid 30s all day. Internal tramp of the egg probably did not get above 50 for the entire time. I used the amaze-n-smoker and it was very simple once I got it lit. Set it and forget it. I honestly found more, and more useful, information at meatsmokingforum.com. nothing against the guys here, but thay forum a ton of people have who have already done bacon or other cold smoking. Let me know if you have any other questions
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