Bacon Whiskey

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Introduction: Bacon Whiskey

I discovered a new technique last week called Nitrogen Cavitation or Nitrogen Infusions, which allow liquids to absorb the flavor, and only the flavor, of something aromatic with a nitrogen charge. (Think basil, mint, coffee beans, etc…)

My thoughts instantly took me to what sorts of ingredients I would want only the flavor from and nothing more… obviously things with a high caloric count like chocolate,  or… things that just aren’t good for you but taste heavenly… BACON! And what sort of liquid would I want tasting like bacon? Certainly not water, that wouldn’t be refreshing. Most definitely… WHISKEY!

Ingredients:

4 strips bacon, cooked completely

1 cup whiskey

1 N2O (Nitrous Oxide) charger

Directions:

Place 4 strips of bacon in the ISI Whip canister and pour in 1 cup of whiskey.  Screw on the N2O charger, and the whiskey will absorb the bacon flavors without giving you those extra unwanted calories.  Let the whiskey sit for about 15 minutes for the flavors to fully develop, then place in freezer for 5 minutes. Strain through a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer to remove any bits of bacon remnants and enjoy!

Feeling extra frisky? Pour the Bacon Whiskey back in the ISI Whip,  give it a CO2 charge, and presto… Carbonated Bacon Whiskey!

With the first of my Nitrogen Infusion experiments a success, I can’t stop thinking about how else I want to use this brilliant technique.  Caramel Champagne anyone? Cinnamon Chardonnay?

CONCLUSION: The flavors are strongest after 20 minutes, and it’s definitely worth the wait!

More info at: http://breakingtheculinarymold.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/bacon-whiskey/

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This is amazing.. definitely giving it a shot, but i had was wondering...
Would the extra juices from cooking the bacon slightly less than usual provide more material and lead to a stronger flavor, or just taint the liquid with grease?
And are there certain liquids which the chemical composition would make more/ less receptive to this process than others?

very good technique. you should look up how to infuse alcohol flavor into fats and oils..you can purify vodka that way.or have awesome butter.

What exactly is a Nitrogen charger, what is it used for in general, and where do you get one?

It's actually a Nitrous Oxide charger...
It holds a little NO2 charge that looks like a CO2 charge for BB/pellet rifles.
You put your cream, or what-have-you, in the charger and it works like a
can of "ReddiWhip'' whipcream.
Can be found in all kitchen/cooking supply stores, most major dept stores in the kitchen gadget sections.

abraham lincoln asked nothing but questions when her was young..annoyed some people, but look where it got him. go in with an empty mind and learn or deal with your misconceptions and critique everything you see, without any gain of course..because everyone is wrong but you

Um, by Googling "nitrogen charger?"

One of the purposes of web services like this is to set one on the path to knowledge, to stir the desire to investigate, discover and create.

It is helpful to know how to use basic tools and among the most basic and useful tools on the Interwebs is the Search function.

Use it early, often ... and a bit sceptically; What? Oh, just Google sceptically.

you are being a smartass for nothing. google search results all referred to industrial equipments :|

I knew nothing about this process before I began an intelligent search of Google using only the few terms used by this illuminating Instructable alcoholic (hehehe). After an hour or so, I learned everything I needed to know (and some things I didn't, such as 'cell infusion') about this simple technique.
Google is run by God, and I am a disciple.

good for you. i did not have an hour at my disposal to search for this. my time is actually precious. so if i couldn't find the answer in a few minutes, i asked. there is no shame in asking. people ask things all the time. even much more dumb things than this. and still, there are people out there willing to share, without making a deal out of it. not everyone is a bitter antisocial grinch-like creature.

now i'll leave you to your god who runs google. wut..

"Give a man some fish and you'll feed him for a day, but show him HOW TO FISH, and he'll never be hungry again". In other words, if you give a man an answer to his question, you help him for the moment; if you reveal to him how he can find his own answers, you solve for him every question he will ever have.
The Internet is a rich sea of knowledge, and Google is like one of those fish finders - once you learn how to use it, you'll never have to rely on any single source for an answer. You were getting uselessly upset because you should have found your own answer.
I'm hopelessly hooked on finding my own answers because I was raised in foster homes, and never got an education, so I had to teach myself everything - and I still do. Sorry to insult your petulance.