Bacon

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by pimentoLoaf, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Damn!! I almost married you right there!!
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  2. Gutwrench Contributor

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    The pork belly is $4.99/lb and weighs about 11-15 lbs (uncooked).

    I don’t accurately remember what the shrink has been after curing and smoking, but since I’m doing some this weekend I will pay attention and get back to you. Maybe the shrink is 30%-ish???

    My slices are slightly bigger than a standard commercial slice but not quite what I would call “thick”.

    I put about 12-15 slices per package so guessing it yields about 10-15 packages a belly.

    I will try to get an accurate answer for you, but factoring just the meat I’ll swag the finished product as around $7.50/lb.

    The cure and seasoning are only pennies and according to my ex-wife I’m worthless so my time adds nothing either. (Just kidding, she and I are on good terms.)

    From my limited experience this bacon is far better quality than I can buy in the store. And since it’s pretty darned easy to do with good results it’s a fun and satisfying hobby.

    This bacon doesn’t really fry up crispy…probably due to being somewhat thick sliced and lean. I prefer bacon this way but some like it crispy. Maybe slicing thin might achieve that. I'm not sure.

    There’s plenty of rendered fat from a few slices to fry eggs though.
     
  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I had some bacon mac and cheese today. I love that this thread has lasted nearly 12 years.
     
  4. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Tomorrow morning I start work at 6:30 am and won't finish until Monday at 4 pm. So, I plan to smoke the loin for Canadian bacon today. I really don't know how it will turn out.

    Here's the loin (cured a day short of two weeks), and a belly split and curing two ways.

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  5. JamesMike macrumors 603

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    I got your message.
     
  6. pimentoLoaf thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just have to say: this thread is spectacular.

    I would so go see Dr. Bacon live.
     
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    Gosh; I remember this thread - it was (is) one of those legendary, long-lived, quirky yet absolutely delightful threads that one smiles to see. I had forgotten all about it.
     
  10. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    That’s just weird. I’m not sure if I’m horrified, or need to go buy it.
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I've moved onto back bacon (what our friends across the pond like). I find the leaner variety better. I still eat it sparingly.
     
  12. Johnsontulane macrumors newbie

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    I actually hate the taste of bacon and I'm happy because it is terribly unhealthy
     
  13. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Has anyone tried Hammond's "Pigs & Taters"?
    It's a chocolate bar with bacon and potato chips.
    Yum! Three deadly pleasures, all in one!
     
  14. pimentoLoaf thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Had to return here in 2019 to say this:

    Instagram has 10.1 million posts with the hashtag “bacon”.

    Be seeing you (I’m the thread founder).
     
  15. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    I eat bacon every day about 1/2 a pound. but I only eat meat and some veggies because my stupid body does not like most foods and all carbs. cholesterol is fine last time it was checked was after a meal of bacon eggs and nuts.
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    yes its on the inside.
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  16. Gutwrench Contributor

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    There it is! Can you ship it back to me? Thank you in advance.
     
  17. shinji macrumors 65816

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    Hard to go wrong with half a pound of bacon per day.
     
  18. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    Hope you got the hair out of that pack and hope it wasn’t in there when you bought it.
     
  19. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    it was there and I noticed it before I bought it luckily.
     
  20. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    Good deal. That’s just a little too gross.
     
  21. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    You should have bought it and used it to get a free weekly shop ;)
     

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