How to Make Homemade Dry Rub Bacon - Recipe


  • Cabelas90 Jonathan Thank you both for the reply and all the information, I appreciate it. Not sure what EQ is, but I know after this learning experience I will never be doing bacon or ham again. Like you said Jon in the video it is overwhelming and it truly has been a learning experience. Jon, the ham that I smoked yesterday turned out perfect. A little too smoky but still good, today I will be smoking the other ham, which goes to my friend who paid me for half the hog. Jon I did like you said I bought another item from Waltons a slicing knife from Victorinox instead of a tip jar… Thanks for the help, take care.

  • Team Blue

    cu_hunting Dont Let it get you! its very doable at home! Glad the Ham turned out!

  • Team Blue

    So I’ve done at least 300lbs of bacon with the dry rub. 2 things I got from your post. 1 if the meat is thin 1 1/2 inches or less you only need to cure about 3-4 days. When you rinse let them sit in the water for 20 minutes rinse and repeat. I do mine 4 times that way. Then in the fridge uncovered for a day to dry out. When smoking, you don’t have to give smoke the whole time. I only run smoke for about 2-3 hours the rest of the time is just heating to temp. Also if you have a water pan that helps get it up to temp better. I’m just using a masterbuilt 30 inch.

  • Team Blue Dry Cured Sausage Admin Walton's Employee Canning

    AaronSilves That is a lot of bacon for sure, you’ve done more than I have! With rinsing it 4 times, you still feel like a decent amount of salt comes through? Also, do you coat the fat side? I’ve done it both ways and I don’t think the seasoning penetrates the fat at all.

  • Team Blue

    Jonathon yah I think it all is your personal preference on the saltiness. I would start at 3 or 4 rinses and see. As far as the fat side, yeah I rub it also. I’ve never tried it any other way so I can’t really tell you one way or another. I’ve also done a bunch of buck board bacon, pork shoulder turned into bacon. That I let sit with the rub 5 days. Rinse 4 also. Hope that helps. Once you get it dialed to your liking, it’s easy peasy.

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