What you will need.
12oz thick cut bacon. About 11-12 pieces.
1/3 cup brown sugar.
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 BBQ foil pan with holes or a broiler pan. A cooling rack will also work.
Step 1: Fitting the pan to your smoker
Step 2: Adding the Bacon
It's ok if the bacon is touching because it will shrink as it cooks. Just make sure it's not overlapped too much.
Step 3: Cooking the bacon
You want the smoker temp to be between 325-350 degrees F. If you are using a water smoker do not add water to the water pan. Line the pan with foil to catch the drippings.
If you are using a grill place a foil pan under the cooking grate to catch the grease.
Place the pan of bacon on the smoker and cook for 20 minutes.
Add 1 handful of wood chips to the smoker. Since bacon is already smoked you do not need to add anymore wood chips ounce those burn out.
Step 4: Make the topping
In a bowl combine the 1/3 cup of brown sugar and the 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. I use a fork to make sure the topping is mixed well.
If you don't want it hot just reduce or omit the pepper.