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Old 03-29-2011, 11:39 AM   #21
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I'm not much of a campfire cook since our smokers go with us everywhere, but you could probably cook one by raising the grate above a coal bed so you aren't grilling it and then turning it regularly. You may also be able to create a small "oven" by putting a foil pan over the Bacon Explosion to hold in the heat.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:16 PM   #22
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^^^ Thanks.

Working off that idea, I could also bring along a little Weber - the ones that are about 8 inches tall. It'd be charcoal, but I could add wood chips and it might be a nice small alternative to my big kettle smoker.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:22 PM   #23
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Weber Smokey Joe. Watch Craig's List. I see them for $10 around the Chicago area quite often. Just bank the charcoal off to one side and put the food on the other side for indirect heat. A smoke bomb (wood chips in a foil packet with a couple of holes poked in it) works well for smoke flavor.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #24
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I did a double take when i saw this thread I am a moderator on a BBQ forum where the Bacon Explosion was created. The creator, Jason, is a friend and a very nice guy. This thing went viral and has now turned into a nice business for him. Here is a link to the original recipe...

Bacon Explosion: The BBQ Sausage Recipe of all Recipes - BBQ Addicts - BBQ Blog

You really don't need to cook it for 4-5 hours. Just cook it long enough that the bacon is crispy and the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees. I cook mine at 250-ish for two - three hours.

The inspiration for the Bacon Explosion is a smoked breakfast sausage log that the gang at the BBQ forum (The BBQ Brethren) call a Fatty. The first Fatty was smoked by one of our members back in 2004 and was simply a breakfast sausage log that was unwrapped, dusted with some BBQ rub, and then smoked until it hit 165 internal. The "naked Fatty" like that is still my favorite!

BTW, if you don't want to go through the process of making your own Bacon Explosion or rolling your own Fatty you can buy an assembled Bacon Explosion from Jason.

Ron,

Great to hear how it was originally thought up, I put a link in my O P to the www.bbqaddicts.com website where one can be ordered online.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:06 PM   #25
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OMG! 50 points? My cholesterol just went up 500 points! looks and sound wonderful....I may just have to try it. Thanks for sharing... I think?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #27
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you guys are awesome - great info and ideas posted here - looks like I am gonna have to print this one off
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