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Belly Bacon

ZingerZinger Posts: 86
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
After seeing several posts regarding bacon I figured it was well worth giving it a try.

I bought a 5 lb slab of pork belly, And cured it with Hi Mountain's BBB Cure.

Have to say I am so happy that I did :) . This Was Good! Will definately be doing again.

Here is the belly after a 7 day cure in a Food Saver bag. It dried on a rack over night uncovered in the fridge before smoking it the next day.

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Put plenty of apple wood chips on the lump. Put belly on, meat side down, and let guru bring temp up to 180.

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Cooked to 150 in the thickest part of the meat.

This is how it turned out.

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Chilled over night and cut in to quarters for easier sliceing.

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Big thanks to Third eye, Strip Steak, Nova Bill, And Jeffersonian. for the inspiration.

Mike.

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