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Old 06-21-2018, 08:14 PM
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Sometimes I see the pictures on the internet, or the bacon-wrapped items in the butcher counter, and I wonder where they are getting bacon that is sliced so thin. I buy bacon regularly and for whatever reason it is always so thick that when I occasionally try to wrap things with it, it seems so thick and unwieldy. It does help to slice each piece lengthwise but its still the same thickness.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:26 PM
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We have some brands in my area that are fairly thin. Fischer Mellwood, maybe?

But you can make them thinner by stretching them a bit.

Also, I think it helps if you minimize any overlap of the bacon. Just a single time around, and the tiniest of overlap, secured with a toothpick, seems to be what has worked for others when I've had them done right.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:05 PM
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We have bacon around here that is so thinly sliced that it tears apart if it isn't semi frozen.

Put it out on the counter for 15 to 30 minutes and it is so pliable that it is hard to work with.
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:03 PM
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We have bacon around here that is so thinly sliced that it tears apart if it isn't semi frozen.

Put it out on the counter for 15 to 30 minutes and it is so pliable that it is hard to work with.
Most of the cheap-o brands of bacon at my local grocery store are sliced pretty thin. I go for the Costco stuff that seems like it's 3/16" thick, which is awesome if you're making breakfast. I was not impressed with it for wrapping jalapenos, however.
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:05 PM
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I have a gas grill, a Weber smokey mountain, and a smokey joe. Lately I've been tempted to add one of the smaller Traeger's to my collection. I think I have a problem
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:46 PM
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I have a gas grill, a Weber smokey mountain, and a smokey joe. Lately I've been tempted to add one of the smaller Traeger's to my collection. I think I have a problem
Is your problem that you need a bigger back yard? Other than that, I see nothing wrong here.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:44 PM
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I have a gas grill, a Weber smokey mountain, and a smokey joe. Lately I've been tempted to add one of the smaller Traeger's to my collection. I think I have a problem
I have a Weber Performer, a Weber 26" kettle, a Smokey Joe, a Jumbo Joe, A Weber Genesis E330, a Weber Q220 & stand; a Big Steel Keg; and a Blackstone Gas Pizza oven, and a couple of lesser grill not worth mentioning.


I am eyeing the Weber Ranch.

I also own the 32qt stock pot to turn the SJ into a mini WSM, but I have yet to start that project.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:49 PM
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I have a Weber Performer, a Weber 26" kettle, a Smokey Joe, a Jumbo Joe, A Weber Genesis E330, a Weber Q220 & stand; a Big Steel Keg; and a Blackstone Gas Pizza oven, and a couple of lesser grill not worth mentioning.


I am eyeing the Weber Ranch.

I also own the 32qt stock pot to turn the SJ into a mini WSM, but I have yet to start that project.
Lol. I'm probably also going to need to buy a portable gas grill as well. Have used Smokey Joe for tailgating for years, but may do a different lot that doesn't allow charcoal grills next year. If so that necessitates another purchase.

Used to have 2 Smokey Joes but one got stolen tailgating.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:52 PM
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Lol. I'm probably also going to need to buy a portable gas grill as well. Have used Smokey Joe for tailgating for years, but may do a different lot that doesn't allow charcoal grills next year.

If you are in Chicago I have a brand new one you can have for a song.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:59 PM
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If you are in Chicago I have a brand new one you can have for a song.
Thanks for the offer but I'm not close.
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