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Best bacon ever.

  • tim hurley
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    #2134111

    Prime rib bacon from The Hungry Farmer in North Branch. Soooo good, just lean enough, smokey/sweet enough. They also have good hamburger for grilling, I always look for the 80/20 stuff which can be hard to find at the butcher. Little place next to a gas station right off of 35.

    Eelpoutguy
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    Farmington, Outing
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    #2134112

    Might need to take a road trip, will travel for bacon. woot

    Mark Steffes
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    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 1370
    #2134115

    Thielen meats Little Falls or Pierz best bacon hands down

    chuck100
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    Platteville,Wi.
    Posts: 1680
    #2134128

    Got a locker down the road from me the that has the best i’ve had.I always sample different places and Webers is still NO.1.
    EP i will bring you some in Aug.to try.

    tim hurley
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    Posts: 4290
    #2134129

    Try Hungry Farmer first, enjoy your bacasm then try Weber-DO we need to organize a bacon bus tour?

    Pat K
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    Empire, MN
    Posts: 443
    #2134139

    Hard to beat the pepper bacon at Fresh Thyme.

    R Petersen
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    #2134152

    I avoid these bacon companies selling bacon that is mostly lean meat !!!

    I want the crisp FAT strips !!! waytogo

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
    Posts: 10527
    #2134153

    Hungry farmer has lots of good selection and it changes daily. I live a few minutes from the store so I’m a frequent visitor

    MX1825
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    #2134168

    Left some Weber bacon for BK years back on a Pool 4 visit.
    He messaged me after wondering if the pigs ate maple syrup down here in SW Sconny!

    tim hurley
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    Posts: 4290
    #2134243

    Bought 2 more lbs today, did not see you Bear (hiding?)Pepper bacon sounds good too.

    Rodwork
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    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 2451
    #2134330

    Big fan of Lonsdale Country market. They have great bacon and the cottage bacon is the best on eggs benedict and BLTs.

    gary d
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    cordova,il
    Posts: 1103
    #2134337

    Stewarts Restaurent in Greenview, Camdenton,Missouri area. A small place that smokes their own bacon. Its the best ever for me. Sad they are so far away.

    Eelpoutguy
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    Farmington, Outing
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    #2134338

    Got a locker down the road from me the that has the best i’ve had.I always sample different places and Webers is still NO.1.
    EP i will bring you some in Aug.to try.

    Sounds good Chuck,
    I’m looking forward to that weekend, my Liver – not so much. LOL

    gary d
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    cordova,il
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    #2134339

    Its not bacon but mallard smoke breast meat for breakfast is very good also. Had it for breakfast as a kid living with my uncle on the farm near Faribault.

    rjthehunter
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    Brainerd
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    #2134386

    Hickory Nutz in Medford, WI. Venison bacon. There’s a reason that a group of us send 1500 lbs of venison cumulatively every year to have bacon made!

    Be warned, you will lose all desire for boring normal bacon.

    Deuces
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    #2134397

    Don’t eat too much bacon anymore around the house w prices being so stupid high, can’t justify 7 bucks for bfast protein.

    But typically spoil myself on fishing trips, usually stop on our way at a local shop, small town meat markets everytime is a freaking winner.

    Rodwork
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    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 2451
    #2134409

    You can keep the cost of bacon down a little if you buy the whole pig. I normally get 30-35 lb of bacon from one pig.

    BigWerm
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    SW Metro
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    #2134417

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Mark Steffes wrote:</div>
    Thicken meats Little Falls or Pierz best bacon hands down

    X2! Theilen

    x3 just went thru about 7 pounds of Thielens Bacon on our houseboat trip. Bacon and eggs, BLT’s and bacon wrapped venison yay . I have some family that was also raised on Thielen’s that swears RJ’s Meats in Hillman is as good or better, but I haven’t given it the taste test yet.

    suzuki
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    Woodbury, Mn
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    #2134512

    My all time favorite is Von Hanson but I’m willing to give them all a fair shake! yay

    tim hurley
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    #2134518

    Theilens-both places too far to go for bacon, someone in my house just said. hmmmm
    Do wanna try it….hmmmm

    Jimmy Jones
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    #2134523

    When pork shoulders [butts] go on sale, buy a few and save a couple to bone out and slice the meat sections into 2″ thick slabs. Cure it as you would regular bellies and smoke it up. Never know the difference. Whole, boned, cured and smoked pork shoulder is cottage bacon. Excellent eating and way cheaper than bellies.

    Pat K
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    Empire, MN
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    #2134526

    You can keep the cost of bacon down a little if you buy the whole pig. I normally get 30-35 lb of bacon from one pig.

    I was raised on a farm and when we had a hog processed it was 20 to 23 lbs of bacon from a 250 lb. hog.

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2134533

    doah I never understood the fascination with bacon??? frown . I eat it on BLT’s when my garden tomatoes come in but that’s it.

    Please don’t ban me!! jester

    chuck100
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    Platteville,Wi.
    Posts: 1680
    #2134536

    Sorry EP no liver on that trip,that nasty stuff is for catfish.

    Glenn your walking a thin line there,your man card is at risk.

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2134539

    Sorry EP no liver on that trip,that nasty stuff is for catfish.

    Glenn your walking a thin line there,your man card is at risk.

    rotflol rotflol rotflol

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
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    #2134556

    Bought 2 more lbs today, did not see you Bear (hiding?)Pepper bacon sounds good too.

    No meat store visits for us over the weekend. We ate adged steaks I had adging for a couple weeks. And we have a ton of bacon from out hog. If you like ribeye they always have deals on tomahawks as well.

    Rodwork
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    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 2451
    #2134588

    Rodwork wrote:
    You can keep the cost of bacon down a little if you buy the whole pig. I normally get 30-35 lb of bacon from one pig.

    I was raised on a farm and when we had a hog processed it was 20 to 23 lbs of bacon from a 250 lb. hog.

    The farmer I buy my pigs from likes to send them in around 280-290 lb. The bacon is a little fatter than what I would prefer. The extra fat on the other cuts makes up for it. I want to say the last 4 were 290 lb.

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
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    #2134727

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Rodwork wrote:</div>
    You can keep the cost of bacon down a little if you buy the whole pig. I normally get 30-35 lb of bacon from one pig.

    I was raised on a farm and when we had a hog processed it was 20 to 23 lbs of bacon from a 250 lb. hog.

    Growing up we butchered many hogs. I don’t think we ever got more then 20ish lbs of bacon. 15 to 20 was average for a hog maybe a few lbs over 20

    tim hurley
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    #2134763

    I’ll have to see if Lauderdale allows pigs, if we had a pig my wife would name it, and the name would not be ‘Bacon’.

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