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Applewood smoked bacon

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Moderator1, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Will admit up front I'm a bit over the top about this one. I hear about it in a zillion ads and it is about to make me crazy.

    WTF is it? Does the bacon taste like apples? What makes it so special? Will we eventually have no apple trees because all of them were cut down to provide the wood to smoke the bacon?

    Please help me understand before I make my family crazy.

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Mmmmmmmm, bacon.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It's bacon with the power of apples! But then you find out it's just made of apple cores and Chinese newspapers.

    Seriously, I've heard it too and I have no idea what the hell it is. I thought it might a brand name of some sort but it doesn't seem like it. I do think, however, it's from the same people who created the sea salt and cracked black pepper craze.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I've had applesmoked wood bacon, it was a little stiff.
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    It's an appealing adjective. It's pretty much standard bacon.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    You have to smoke it with something. And "Burning Mattress Bacon" didn't test well with focus groups.
  7. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    To smoke any kind of meat, you need hardwood. Hickory, mesquite. Something that won't leave off flavors like pine or cedar. So apple works. And it's fairly plentiful for artisan bacon makers, considering orchard owners trim their trees annually.

    Can you taste the difference? Maybe. I think the bigger difference is the cure that's used -- the salt, sugar and spices.

    But "applewood" sure sounds good, doesn't it.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    "Wiring Fire-Smoked" tested badly, too.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I have that as bacon salt.. .it's ok...
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Burning Brakes bacon is great for BLT's
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    "Burning Coal-Seam Smoked" was ranked a "likely buy" when tested in Wheeling. Just behind "G-16 Military Signal Grenade/Orange/Slow Dispersing".
  12. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Moddy, it's a Virginia tradition:


    Plus, this bacon is known for "little shrinkage." That's why Virginia is for Lovers!
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