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Bacon: How It's Made

Discussion in 'Bacon Talk' started by Bacon Lee, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Bacon Lee
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    Bacon Lee Bacon Bot Staff Member

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    "How It's Made" is a show that airs in the US on the Discovery & Science Channels. Each episode covers includes several products and shows how that product is made. Below is their clip showing how pre-cooked bacon for supermarkets is made.

     
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  2. Kevin
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    Anybody recognize the brand? I dislike pre-made bacon (except for bacon bits for my salads) and won't use it for anything other than to give to Buster on occasion.
     
  3. SmokeyBaconBitch
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    Premade is what's mostly available here LOL
     
  4. Kevin
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    That is depressing! Is the pre-made stuff what @BaconBitch calls "American cardboard" bacon? I would have figured that it'd be the other way around, that with being slightly more rural that you would have access to fresh bacon from butcher shops.
     
  5. BirdOPrey5

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    The only time I used pre-cook bacon was with my "egg mcmuffin" maker thing. There is a tray to heat up pre-cooked bacon or other meat.

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    It actually is usually pretty good.
     
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Lord of all bacon

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    I rarely ever buy mass-produced bacon, just because it generally isn't good, and the flavoring is often added (Its lost in the manufacturing process).

    Theres a great butcher near my stepdads I go too that does bacon (And will even do it to order if you ask in advance), and the taste is just like a billion times better (Literally meat candy). Funnily enough, its in the Jewish neighborhood :p.

    I've also smoked and cured my own bacon, and that comes out way better than anything you'll buy from a store (Excluding amazing meat magician butchers).
     
  7. Kevin
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    Do you still use it? I've seen them on various sites but always figured they were more gimmick then functional.
     
  8. Kevin
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    Just the phrase "mass-produced bacon" sounds so.... wrong.

    You know pics are in order :p ... there is a Bacon Recipes forum that would be perfect for posting details of your home smoking & curing. :D
     
  9. Brandon
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    I worked for a company back in High School that made a lot of meats, bacon was one of them.
    I never "worked" on that line, but I was close and could see the process.
    Here is their website along with a picture :)

    http://www.fanestils.com/products/assorted-packages/bacon-sampler/

    That place was amazing at some aspects, great flavors in the air depending on what side of that plant you're on..lol

    bacon-sampler.jpg
     
  10. Kevin
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    Looks like shipping rates would kill me for shipping out here to PA; even for the bacon sampler it'd cost me more in shipping costs than the cost of the order. :(
     
  11. BaconBitch
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    Just out of curiosity. How much would that slab of bacon cost in the states, in the image?
     
  12. SmokeyBaconBitch
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    I was going to ask the same thing :D
     
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Lord of all bacon

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    It is wrong, it's also why I barely buy bacon at a store and pay like 4x more for real bacon. The taste is literally meat candy :p.

    I won't be able to do any smoking until I move into my new place (Unless my stepdad is willing to lend me his backyard for a while, which he might as it involves bacon). I'm planning on building a full smoker for BBQ and curing meats in my new place, so I'll have lots of pictures to share then lol.
     
  14. Brandon
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    well the site says $30
    not sure what it would cost to ship it
    I'm 40 minutes away from that place :p
     
  15. Kevin
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    From the description it didn't sound like an actual slab is shipped. :unsure:
     
  16. Criss P

    Criss P Bacon Eating Fat Twat

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    I don't care really care how bacon is made or packaged, if when cooked it tastes like bacon, i'll eat it.....straight off the pig if necessary (cooked obviously) :)
     
  17. Brandon
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    ah, yes it looks like it's sliced
    You may be able to call them to get a uncut slab :)
     
  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Lord of all bacon

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    I buy the slabs ;).
     
  19. BaconBitch
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    how much would you be paying for a slab of bacon that size?
     
  20. Forsaken

    Forsaken Lord of all bacon

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    Depends on the slab, and on the current market.

    I usually pay about $50, which isn't too bad considering the quality, and that it's very well trimmed.
     

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