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Jarhead
04-03-2012, 01:34 AM
Well my neighbor down the road had a sample of my pig candy up at the liquor store. No, I don't sell it there.
I just take care of the boss, and when the beer supply gets low, he always hides a couple cases for me. What a guy.
Anyway back to the candy, the neighbor stopped by and asked me if I would make some for him.
“Sure, no problem. How much do you want? I get bacon in a 10# box.”
“I'll take a box.”
So here we go.

10 pounds of unsmoked bacon, aka fresh. (I don't care what the box says)

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Made the coating. 4# Brown Sugar and 1/2 cup of Hot Chili Powder.

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I fired up my trusty #10 smokin' can to add more smoke to the bacon.

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This is the second load. I didn't use a pan under the first load. And you talk about a gawd awful mess. I had one.
I need to get 3 more racks, so I will have a total of 7 for this type of stuff.

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I let em cool and packed in 3 one gallon ZipLock bags. No pics of that. My hands were too sticky to touch anything.

Ingredients:
10# box of Fresh Bacon
4 pounds Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Hot Chili Powder

Smoke @ 225 for 4 hours. Cool and pack. Refrigerate or freeze.
I got a yield of 5.5 pounds.

Thanks for lookin'. Enjoy.

PigCicles
04-03-2012, 04:16 AM
:wow:

A 10 lb pig candy-a-palooza! Bacon is a wonderful thing.

Do you ever use paprika or tried a touch of ginger in your pig candy?

tomshoots
04-03-2012, 05:26 AM
:wow: Thanks for the reminder; I'm overdue!

Jarhead
04-03-2012, 07:26 AM
Thanks PigCicles. Haven't tried paprika or ginger. Sounds good. Made a note on my recipe. Thanks.
Thank you Tom. Ya better get busy.

Fatback Joe
04-03-2012, 08:54 AM
That's a heap o candy!

Good idea taking care of the liquor store man.

Jarhead
04-03-2012, 09:01 AM
Thanks Joe, he will be addicted by the time he finishes all that. Probably need bigger britches too.
Yep, gotta take care of my bud at the store.

Vermin99
04-03-2012, 08:44 PM
Great looking stuff! It has been forever since I have made some of that.

Jarhead
04-03-2012, 09:00 PM
Thanks John.
It's been a long time for me too. I forgot how much of a mess it leaves your grates in. This is a first for doing 10 pounds.

SmokyOkie
04-03-2012, 09:29 PM
I bet it didn't last very long.

I have had that brand of bacon before. It isn't half bad for the low price you can usually buy it for.

Jarhead
04-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Smoky, I haven't seen him since he picked it up.
I think I paid $12.90 for the box.
I use it for cooking, like my green beans and bacon potato salad. I also use it as bacon bits in salads and cornbread. As you can guess, I cook it first in the smoker.

BluDawg
04-03-2012, 10:44 PM
Jarhead Your killin me! If you want a serious treat Dip it in Chocolate with a little chipolte powder added it will change your life D@

Jarhead
04-03-2012, 11:34 PM
Dawg, they weren't for me. But I like your idea. I bet that is killer.