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    Senior Member AFKitchenknivesguy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wenus2 View Post
    Shoot, dunno how I missed the link.
    I got a tube and some pellets on the way, can't wait to try my hand at this.
    Thanks!

    For those of us looking to avoid the high cost of pork belly.... Check this out
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/1...version-of-bbb

    I tossed most of that section from the shoulder I made posole with last weekend, damnit!
    Thanks, I believe I might try this. Isn't it amazing what used to be cheap cuts of meat are now almost as expensive as good cuts of meat? Go figure.
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    It is amazing!
    I see pancetta (unsmoked bacon) selling for no less than $12 per pound at the market, and the pre-sliced stuff is $20+.
    I will also be making some of that for the freezer when I do this.
    -Enjoy the ride. *** All statements made herein are my personal opinion and nothing more, regardless of tone or context. ***

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    Very cool. I'm a member of that forum too! HA!
    BBQ Heretic

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    amazing what they get away with charging for some of that stuff in the grocery stores.

    love the transformation a simple piece of pork can go through with the help of a little salt, sugar and smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenus2 View Post
    It is amazing!
    I see pancetta (unsmoked bacon) selling for no less than $12 per pound at the market, and the pre-sliced stuff is $20+.
    I will also be making some of that for the freezer when I do this.
    I hope you're sharing too!!

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    Great thread. I'm assuming you can use a Weber smoker to smoke bacon?
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." —Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by mano View Post
    Great thread. I'm assuming you can use a Weber smoker to smoke bacon?
    Yes, you just can't smoke it as long when you are hot smoking. There is a link under the photos that has directions for both cold and hot smoking the bacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFKitchenknivesguy View Post
    That is awesome. I just wish I could find some reasonably priced pork belly, I would do that too.
    Usually ethnic grocery stores have reasonably priced pork belly. I think at my place it's $2.50 or $3.00 a pound.

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    I go straight to the butcher and get belly for $3. I haven't invested in a whole pig yet to see if the total price was less. If I felt more confident about my full on butchery skill I know it would pay.
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    Smoked bacon in a Weber Smokey Mountain, never bought bacon from the store again!

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