Cookbook:Applewood Bacon

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes


  • 1 pork belly from the loin end
  • 2 cups salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 gallon iced water
  • Applewood chunks


  1. In a large pot bring to a boil apple cider. Dissolve salt and sugar.
  2. Move to a very large container and add iced water.
  3. Once ice has melted and brine is cool enough, insert pork belly.
  4. Refrigerate for 3 days.
  5. Remove and place on top of a running box fan for 30 minutes per side.
  6. Place dry applewood chunks in the firebox of a cold smoker.
  7. Insert pork belly and smoke for 3-4 hours.
  8. Remove and place in the freezer for up to 2 hours.
  9. Slice as thick or as thin as you like and cook or refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.