COLD SMOKE: Home Cured Bacon

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Nothing tastes like home cured bacon. This is ALWAYS back bacon – nothing against streaky bacon, but if I’m curing belly, it’s got to become pancetta, (I’ll link to a post next time I do some and you’ll see why). A lovely organic pork loin is going to be spectacular, but to be honest I get great results from a …

DIY: Cold Smoker

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Step 1 in my smoking odyssey was to get myself a cold smoker. I spent a little while researching cold smoker plans online and can generally summarise the options as follows: A ‘proper’ set up involving a hot smoker connected to a separate cabinet by a piece of pipework that cools the smoke down A smoking cabinet containing a cold …