Help! Bacon lover can not find a grocery store in Columbus Ohio who sells maple bacon any more. I can find maple sausage but I really want the bacon. Any suggestions?
No maple bacon? What are these people, barbarians?
If you have a cold smoker then lay out your bacon one layer deep and treat it until you get the flavor as you want it. Bacon tends to weep fat but a good smoker has a fat runoff tray anyhow. You can make ordinary fat back into premium bacon that way too. Just cut it a little thicker than you ordinarily would and smoke cold for no more than 2-3 hours or so.
If you run your smoker too hot you will cook the bacon and smoke it at the same time which is also very tasty.
When we smoke sausage we run the smoke about 130 or so and let it work 5-6 hours. The sausage comes out fully cooked, moist, and flavorful. I like using alder in the smoker but maple works well too. Use cedar when you want to do salmon.
Rocmike do all of your aliases like bacon?