Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

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Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby zzubnik » 01 Jun 2014, 09:05

Another bacon explosion and my first try at ribs. This cook was an experiment in using cheaper meats. I am not disappointed, I think it was my best fatty yet. The ribs weren't as moist as they should be, I probably should have left them longer to fall off the bone a bit. Totally delicious though.

Perfect timing!
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Lots of bacon
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More bacon
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Time to roll this up
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Ready to go!
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Absolutely delicious!
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Thanks for all the inspiration here. I really can'e get enough of this new hobby, and my family love it too. The wife is now actually convinced spending this much on a smoker was worth it! :D
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby Rednaxela13 » 01 Jun 2014, 16:26

They look awesome...I've also got some ribs and a fatty on the go this afternoon - if they come off looking anything like those I'll be a happy man! :D
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby aris » 01 Jun 2014, 17:49

I shudder to think how many calories in that :lol:

How long did you cook it for or de you just monitor the internal temp?
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby zzubnik » 01 Jun 2014, 18:25

Ha ha, cheers guys!

Well, I used 36 slices of bacon and half a kilo of pork mince. Wolphram Alpha reckons it's about 2379 Calories!

I cooked by internal temperature. I had the smoker at 225°F and cooked until the internal probe measured 165°. It took about three hours, I think.

It's going to take a lot of cycling to work it off!
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby madcowman » 02 Jun 2014, 14:05

That looks like a great weave :) is it a single strip of bacon all of the way along ? I'm struggling to find good "weaving" bacon to make bigger fatties out of.
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby zzubnik » 02 Jun 2014, 21:49

madcowman wrote:That looks like a great weave :) is it a single strip of bacon all of the way along ? I'm struggling to find good "weaving" bacon to make bigger fatties out of.


Thanks! :D

I bought some quite thinly sliced bacon, which allowed me to stretch it quite a bit. It seemed to work out well as it allowed me to pack it quite tightly.
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby TakingtheBrisket » 02 Jun 2014, 22:14

The americans slice their streaky bacon length ways where ours is sliced width ways. A good way of stretching it is to hold 1 end and with back of knife pressed on bacon push away
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby JamsCowbell » 18 Jun 2014, 09:52

That fatty looks amazing, I've wanted to make one for ages but now I think I really have to.
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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby DJBenz » 19 Jun 2014, 07:41

madcowman wrote:That looks like a great weave :) is it a single strip of bacon all of the way along ? I'm struggling to find good "weaving" bacon to make bigger fatties out of.


Tesco's streaky bacon seems to be quite evenly cut at the moment. I used it for mine:

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Re: Totally addicted now: Bacon explosion, first try at ribs

Postby JONESEY » 19 Jun 2014, 08:23

I really need to try and make a fatty.
Did you use pork mince from the butcher? - all the American recipes I've seen talk of Jimmy D sausage meat, so I was thinking of just using sausage meat from a.n.other supermarket.
Is that wrong?

would appreciate your advice.
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