When it comes to all-American foods, bacon is definitely on the top of the list. Not only is it something that goes well with almost every meal, bacon can go with your breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It has been said that the average American consumes about 18 pounds of bacon per year. That’s a lot. But why should we slow down?
Today, we’ve got a trick that actually might inspire you to eat MORE BACON. What is it? Home-smoked bacon. But instead of dropping a lot of money on an expensive smoker, learn to how make one yourself with a metal trash can.
In the video below, you’ll learn how to make a trashcan smoker. You’ll need:
- a metal trashcan
- a grate that will fit inside the trash can
- a tool to puncture the metal trashcan
- a regular self-cleaning hotplate
- heavy-duty metal tin to hold wood chips
- the wood chips.
Make two vertical cuts on the side of the trashcan near the bottom. Then make another slit that connects the cuts. Press that tab down and the trashcan smoker is ready to go.
Take your hotplate and pull the cord through the hole you made. Then place your tin of water-soaked wood chips on the hotplate.
Then install your grate and put on the lid. Let it heat up for about 30-45 minutes so it’s ready to go.
He puts pork belly cured with bacon cure on the metal grate inside. He puts the meat side down.
Then let it smoke for 4-6 hours. More if you want it really smoky.
When it’s done, he pulls the bacon out and it looks delicious. Imagine that. Home-smoked bacon. Yum!
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