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Berkeley, CA Bacon
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One taste of homemade bacon and you will never buy commercial bacon again.

Berkeley, CA Bacon
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Homemade bacon is so much better than anything you can buy and with the proper tools it is not only easy to make but you can create unlimited flavor variations. We want to make it easy for everyone who is serious about getting away from industrial processed food to get back to real food starting with bacon. To accomplish that goal we put together the Making Bacon at Home Kit that overcomes all the obstacles to making home made bacon by providing all the information, the cure and most importantly a beautiful made in the USA handcrafted bamboo slicing guide that efficiently and effectively allows you to remove the rind from a fresh pork belly;

Slicing the rind off a slab of pork belly
Slicing the rind off a slab of pork belly

and slice cured bacon into thick or thin slices without mutilating your bacon.

Making clean even slices of your homeade bacon
Making clean even slices of your homeade bacon

The whole process take just minutes of work and one week of waiting.Once we had completed the design of the bacon slicing guide we were advised by many people that if we wanted to make it widely available we should go to China and have it made from molded plastic. Instead we chose to partner with a local craftsman and the result is a gorgeous, beautiful made in the USA handcrafted bamboo slicing guide.

Handcrafter Bamboo Slicing Guide
Handcrafter Bamboo Slicing Guide

The challenge now is to make this available to as many people as possible for an affordable price. In order to accomplish that goal we need to build the manufacturing, marketing and packaging capacity to produce enough high quality products to be able to let everyone who loves bacon to easily and confidently produce delicious homemade bacon. 

Delicious Homemade Bacon
Delicious Homemade Bacon
The Making Bacon at Home Kit
The Making Bacon at Home Kit

Risks and challenges

Once people begin to taste homemade bacon they will never want to return to eating industrial processed bacon and as homemade bacon makers begin to share their creations with friends and family the demand for our product will grow. Because this is a hand crafted product, the challenge will be managing that growth without either undue delays or compromises in quality. To accomplish this goal we are attempting to develop multiple sources of materials and manufacturing capacity in order to keep our pace of production consistent with market demands.

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    1 backer

    A Postcard with our beautiful hand-stamped "Making Bacon at Home" logo on the front redeemable and transferable (think about your bacon loving Uncle) for free shipping of a Making Bacon at Home kit within the US.

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    4 backers

    Copy of our 40 page booklet "Everything You Need to Know to Make Incredible Homemade Bacon plus a Whole lot More." Plus a postcard good for free shipping (within the US) on the purchase of a Making Bacon at home Kit

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    2 backers Limited (148 left of 150)

    One delicious taster packet of either Maple Rosemary or Maple Bourbon bacon hand cured and smoked by me personally for you. Plus of course the postcard for free shipping within the US.

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    5 backers Limited (70 left of 75)

    One large packet of delicious bacon hand cured and smoked by me personally for you, half Maple Rosemary and half Maple Bourbon bacon. Plus of course the postcard for free shipping within the US which you will so need after tasting this bacon.

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    35 backers

    One complete Making Bacon at Home Kit, including the handcrafted bamboo slicing guide with food safe cutting board, bacon press, thick and thin slice spacer, a 12" high carbon steel slicing knife, enough ready to use mixed cure to make 8 pounds of bacon and enough concentrated cure #1 to cure 100 pounds of bacon and the booklet "Everything You Need to Know to Make Incredible Homemade Bacon plus a whole lot More."

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    6 backers

    Anyone outside the US interested in either reward #6 for one Kit or reward #8 for two kits International contact me with their location and I will research the shipping cost and let you know. I will be willing to pick up half the cost.

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    25 backers

    One complete Making Bacon at Home Kit, plus a pound of homemade bacon to tide you over while you wait for your first bacon to cure.

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    13 backers

    Two complete Making Bacon at Home Kits, one for you and one to give as the ultimate food lover gift that will always be remembered.

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    1 backer

    For backers living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, I will personally deliver your Making Bacon at Home Kit, fry up some homemade bacon and then walk you through the whole process. (Note if enough people in other California locations are are interested I am willing to have bacon and travel!)

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