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    MAK Super Smoker Box Bacon!

    My first pics in a while...

    Well, I was perusing my local Costco, and a minor miracle occurred: they had a great big pile of pork bellies for $2.39/lb. I bought an 8 pounder and the pics tell the tale!

    Squared off and ready for curing:


    Dry cure applied:


    Overhauled and massaged every other day. 8 days later rinsed and let sit on rack in fridge for 24 hours, then smoked with hickory pellets in MAK Super Smoker Box 9 hours (overnight). MAK was on SMOKE mode, Maverick said temp was 90-100 degrees in Box. Slabs were hung vertically, but I got no pics cuz it was too dark, plus I was asleep. Next morning, I upped the temp to 250 until bacon internal temp was 150:


    Put in freezer for 2 hours, then sliced!




    Result: BEST BACON EVER. I will be using the Super Smoker Box from now on!
    MAK 2 Star General #3001 w/Super Smoker Box
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    YOu know I have yet to make bacon....I keep kicking my self but really hard after this post bravo

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    Nicely done! I love to make my own bacon too!
    Proud to own the 2012 MAK 2 Star General #829 and former owner of MAK 2 Star #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    YOu know I have yet to make bacon....I keep kicking my self but really hard after this post bravo
    BP, you've GOT to do it! It's easy and it's sooooo good!
    MAK 2 Star General #3001 w/Super Smoker Box
    Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256
    Oklahoma Joe 16" offset stick burner (90s vintage - gathering dust)
    Weber Go-Anywhere and Smokey Joe Charcoal (for camping)
    Former owner of: MAK 2 #1795, 27" Lynx gasser, 22.5" Weber Performer, 18" WSM, Smokin' Tex

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    Great job with this Paul!

    Now you're hooked, and there's no turning back! MUWA-HA-HA-HA-ha...
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    22.5" Weber Performer with Stoven Pellet Grill attachment
    27 + year old 22.5" Weber Kettle (still works fine)
    Modified Horizontal Offset Smoker - used mainly for cold smoking.

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    That looks delicious! I have a batch of Tent's Apple cider bacon brining in the fridge as I type. Will smoke this Sunday. I hope it comes out looking as good as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TentHunter View Post
    Great job with this Paul!

    Now you're hooked, and there's no turning back! MUWA-HA-HA-HA-ha...
    Thanks Cliff!

    I was already hooked -- but the Super Smoker Box definitely kicks the bacon up a notch... or three...
    MAK 2 Star General #3001 w/Super Smoker Box
    Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256
    Oklahoma Joe 16" offset stick burner (90s vintage - gathering dust)
    Weber Go-Anywhere and Smokey Joe Charcoal (for camping)
    Former owner of: MAK 2 #1795, 27" Lynx gasser, 22.5" Weber Performer, 18" WSM, Smokin' Tex

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