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Fast Hot Smoked Bacon or is it a belly roast.

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Thunder5Ranch, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+ Site Supporter+++

    One of my favorite things in the world is this simple recipe, made from fresh side. And makes a good roast or bacon :) Roll the side slab in salt and pepper and then throw it in the smoker on the cool side for 4 hours Keep the hot side small to slice into bacon and medium hot to smoke as a belly roast. A good bacon fix while the rest of the slabs are hanging out with the hams in the smoke house cold smoking to perfection :) I like hickory smoked and use shagbark hickory since you can get intense hickory flavor just using the bark and don't have to kill the tree.

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Good to know. I have two shagbarks ready to hand ---. All I need now is a smoker.
  3. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+ Site Supporter+++

    A little bit of shag bark soaked in water goes a long way, unless you really really like intense hickory flavor. Really the bark is about 20x more potent than the wood. I look like a damn fool 20 feet up a ladder pulling bark off my favorite trees. Just don't go down to the green bark and it shags out again in a couple of years.
    Ganado and ghrit like this.
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