Just remember that cold smoked bacon will have to be cooked b4 eating. I cure my bacon using a popular online cure calculator and after the required 1 day per 1/4" meat plus 2 day extra cure time I hang the bellies in my @Masterbuilt smoker. I smoke using applewood pellets in the amazin tube for 2 1/2 hrs with the heat set at no more than 150 degrees. I watch IT and don’t let it get above 128 degrees IT. More than that and I get too much fat out. This is still uncooked and has to be fried or baked to finish temp.
If you hot smoke to an IT 145-155 it will be safe to eat straight out of the fridge but will taste more like ham. I like my ham to be ham and my bacon to be bacon so I semi cold smoke. Makes it more like store bought bacon
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