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4 Best Ways to Smoke Bacon (Even Without a Smoker)

I thought it would be helpful to write about the main different ways and methods you can use to get smoked bacon, as I’ve started structuring my masterclass in bacon making. You can choose a variety of ways and equipment, depending on what set-up you make currently have. To be hopefully helpful, I will include a method to create smoked …

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Why is Homemade Salami so Hard to Make?

Making salami at home can be challenging and hard due to the complexity of the product and project. I have learned a lot of lessons over the last 10 years of making many different varieties of salami at home. Certain types of salami are a lot easier to make than others as well. Any type of cooked or hot smoked …

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Designs for a Meat Curing Chamber (and Factors)

I’ve seen many different designs for meat curing chambers, from Prosciutto Parma Ham factories in Italy through to many home curing chamber DIY conversions, 5 so far. The design factors that are used are all very similar and you can replicate these things at your home or buy an ‘out of the box‘ solution as well. Since charcuterie and meat …

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Making Bacon Without a Smoker (But Has Smoke Flavor!)

You can make bacon without a smoker, and I have a technique and process below for those that do not have a smoker! I’ve been curing and smoking bacon and other cured meats for decades. Since this site eat cured meat is my passion project. I know not everyone has a backyard or a smoker, so this method will get …

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Can the SteakAger Pro 40 be Used for Charcuterie

I have been testing & reviewing the SteakAger Pro 40 for quite a few months now with salami, dry-cured bacon, and whole muscle charcuterie at home. Due to my passion for meat curing and smoking, I have designed and set up various different types of DIY fridge conversions for the controlled environment ideal for making charcuterie-like salami and whole muscle …

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The Online Home Made Bacon Making Course (5 ways)

Bacon making at home can be done in many ways, I am putting together an online course that will show you literally every way possible that I know and have learned over 20 years. I’ve noticed online content has a massive variation in how bacon is made, also there is confusion over the ways you make it. Showcasing it has …

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How to Make Salami in a Smoker

I’ve enjoyed smoking salami in various smokers for decades, here is a breakdown of the different methods. Out of all the cured meats I make, salami and smoked salami are probably the least known. Often when you say ‘smoker’, it means cooking and smoking – otherwise known as Slow and Low Smoking, hot Smoking, or indirect cooking/smoking. There are many …

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Can You Make Salami at Home?

You can definitely make salami at your home! What I have noticed is that there are different styles of salami you can make at home and that sometimes get confusing. I’ll give an overview of different salamis that you can make and the process for each style also. Some salamis I make at home take just a day to make, …

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What Meat is Used to Make Salami? (Meats That Are Used)

Making salami can be done with many different types of meat and there are many variations across the world. Salami isn’t just Pepperoni and Genoa! I have been fascinated with salami for a couple of decades and wanted to share what I have learned about commercial and homemade salami types. Salami has to have a minimum amount of fat, commonly …