How To Smoke Pork Belly?

Do you smoke pork belly fat side up or down?

Then put the belly into the smoker at 250 fat side up.

This is very important because if you cook fat side down it won’t render and will become tough.

After two hours in the smoker you want to wrap the belly so the meat doesn’t get burned while you render that fat.

How do you smoke pork at home?

How To Smoke Meat At Home –

Can you overcook pork belly?

It’s possible that you overcooked it a bit too, if your oven runs hot at all, but that won’t ruin it, it will just be harder to cut. However, you definitely need to be careful when choosing a piece – some bellies are WAY fatty, and some have the fat parts all in one layer rather than nice striations of fat and meat.

Is pork belly the same as bacon?

ANSWER: Pork belly, like bacon, starts out from the underside or the belly of the pig. Pork belly is uncured, un-smoked and un-sliced bacon. So bacon is mostly cured (you can buy uncured bacon), smoked and sliced. Typical American bacon is cured with salt and also smoked.