The bacon explosion burst onto the scene about three years ago by the guys over at BBQ Addicts. They have detailed instructions on how to build your own so I won't waste time repeating them here. I'll just feature some highlights of my first bacon explosion experience. The end result is pictured above.
About two and a half years ago we had a big Fourth of July cookout (well, more like a close to Fourth of July cookout). I wanted to do something special so I drafted my daughter Betsy to help assemble this pork extravaganza.
We made Italian sausage for the filling and used center cut bacon for the the weave and bacon crumbles. Getting the weave tight is critical to bacon explosion success. Our handiwork is the first picture on the left. Betsy put her pie making skills to good use for this.
The next key to assembling the bacon explosion is the roll. Like the weave, it must be tight. The next photo is our sausage roll. All that's left is to wrap the bacon weave around it. Then it's off to the smoker!
Time to start smoking. Three hours to go and then it's bacon bliss...
Wait for it...
Can you stand the antici... pation?
Three hours later, it's ready for the sauce and then it's time to eat!