Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's bacon day....

Easily the most excited I've been about my meat in a long time. Yesterday we had some friends over and the timing was right, I was smoking a pulled pork and had the apple wood and hickory at hand, perfect time to smoke my bacon!!!



Well looky there, it a bacon!



And done!

I little salty, and I'm not getting much from the maple syrup I used, but this is attempt #1 and I know I'll be trying again!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The bacon project....

Slab of what's called "Side of Pork", $2.48 a pound:

Then some of this stuff with sodium nitrate:

Then I rubbed it with some brown sugar and thyme and maple syrup:

Anyway, after a few days a lot of moisture is extruded, looking like this:

Click here for the results