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There is nothing better in this world than good homemade bacon.

Carnivore Candystore DIY Bacon

INGREDIENTS
1 – 1.5kg pork belly, skin off
100gr Carnivore Candystore Maple Bacon Rub 

STEP 1
Remove the skin from the pork belly and trim as desired

STEP 2
Rub the Carnivore Candystore Maple Bacon Rub into the pork belly and get a good coating over all sides

STEP 4 – CURING
Option A – Glass Tray
Using a glass tray place the pork belly and any dry mix into the tray and cover well with cling film and place in the fridge
Option B – Plastic Bag
Using a large resealable plastic bag, place pork belly and dry mix into bag and seal, place on tray in fridge.

STEP 5
Allow the pork to cure for 5-7 days, turning over each day to ensure the liquid is being constantly redistributed over the meat.

STEP 6
Rinse the pork belly well under cold water and then dry the surface with paper towel. Place on a rack in the fridge uncovered to dry for minimum 4 hours until surface feels tacky.
 NOTE * You can finish the process here and you will have a great cured pork belly.

STEP 7 – SMOKING
Option A – Using a Smoker
Heat your smoker to around 80oC and using damp wood chips (I have used peach wood) smoke the pork for approx 2-3hours or until it is firm and a golden smoked colour.
You are looking to reach an internal temperature of 67 – 72oC.
Option B – Using a Gas BBQ
Heat your BBQ on the highest setting, using foil, make a small tray/cup and add damp wood chips and place over BBQ heat source. Allow heat to start smoke being generated then turn BBQ to its lowest setting. Using a baking rack place pork in BBQ, close the lid and leave for 1/2 hour.  After the first 1/2 hour turn the BBQ off and leave for another 1/2 hour. After the first hour check the temperature of the BBQ and the pork.

STEP 8
Transfer the bacon to a wire rack and let it cool to room temperature. Then wrap in cling film and refrigerate overnight

STEP 9
Slice, dice and cook your home made bacon till the cows come home. Bacon makes everything taste better, home made bacon kicks it out of this world.
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