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Post Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:27 am
Griffin well done
well done

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Location: Dallas, Texas

Had a busy Sunday. Had to break in my new A-Maze-N smoker and try my first batch of bacon. Used Traeger applewood pellets. Getting it going.

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Tossed the bacon on and figured why not do some cheese while I'm at it?

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Let the cheese go for about 3 hours and then pulled it. At that point, the dome thermometer wasn't even reading 50F. Sometime later in the cook, the bacon looked like this

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Pulled at 8.5 hours because I needed the grill for dinner. I think it would have continued to smoke at least another 2 hours if not more.

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Made up a recipe for an Italian Meatloaf and tossed it on the Egg indirect at 400 with orange wood chips for smoke. First time seeing them, so I thought I'd try them out.

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Got a glaze of marinara when it was almost done. Pulled at 160.

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The wife said it tasted just like a meatball...but in a meatloaf form. She was right, as usual. Very tasty.

Monday, I finally got around to slicing the bacon. Played around using a variety of thicknesses to try and figure out what would work best.

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Got it all sliced up and sealed for future use

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Bacon turned out really good. A bit salty. Might need to rinse it better or soak it some to draw out some of the salt next time, but for a first try, not too shabby.

Post Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:56 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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It all looks great and I'm really liking that bacon! I see many good breakfasts and BLTs in your future... :wink:

Post Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:15 am
Griffin well done
well done

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Location: Dallas, Texas

Not as many as you'd think. Half of it goes to my brother. He bought the belly and said I could have have if I'd turn it into bacon. Not a bad deal, however.

Post Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:17 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Location: Stoughton, WI
Not at all! :thumbup:

Post Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:15 pm
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ScreamingChicken wrote:
It all looks great and I'm really liking that bacon! I see many good breakfasts and BLTs in your future... :wink:


Wow, Griffin, I'm really looking forward to hearing how any future attempts turn out too! :cheers:
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.


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