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Bacon on the Egg

kthacherkthacher Posts: 142
edited June 2014 in EggHead Forum
So, I tried the Charcuterie recipe which includes brown sugar and maple syrup in the cure.  The cure stage is 7 days, followed by a day of drying, and then the smoke.  The only issue I had was that the recipe said to hot smoke (200 degrees) for three hours.  In fact, it took me 7 hours to get to target temperature of 150.  BUT, the end result was truly outstanding.  Bacon from scratch is so much better than store bought, that you can hardly call them the same product.  The Egg is the perfect product for this, as all of you know.  I had it rock solid at temperature for all those hours after the initial firing up period.  Smoke was sugar maple. 

First photo is after the cure and drying in the fridge.
Second is part way through the smoke.
Third is end product before while cooling down.
Fourth shows the end result. 
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,610
    Awesome!! You are correct store bought bacon does not even come close. That bacon is absolutely beautiful. Well done my friend. =D> =D> =D>

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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    Excellant, a job well done.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 11,102
    Nice, time for me to make another batch.
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,760
    Looks great! If I remember correctly, I usually takes me about 2 hours @ 225F to reach an IT of 150F.

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