Hello from Ohio
I am a lifetime BBQ afficionado, but recently got into making my own craft quality cured meats. I hunt with a bow and buy other meat from a local trad butcher. In November I built my first smokehouse and started making bacon. I now have 3 kinds of bacon in the fridge: Canadian, Belly, and Jowl. I smoke pork with a mix of oak, hickory, maple, mesquite, and apple woods. My smokehouse can do hot or cold smoking, so I do cold for bacon and ham and cured stuff, and I hot smoked an orange brined duck for chrismas. When I figure out how to post pics, I will show you. I tend to make my own recipes according to my own tastes.
OffallyGood Glad to have you on the board! You can never have too much bacon, right? That is an offaly good name you have chosen!
I’m glad to be here. From the looks of it this is a drama free zone. I’m used to the facebook clusterfudge that are recipe groups.
I really love the pluck. My grandma is the only one that knows I make tacos out of beef heart. You grind up the offal and nobody knows it is there. My sister is really picky. If she knew I was bringing innards to family gatherings, she wouldn’t eat it. LOL
Here is my bacon: