2. Cook bacon as a steak
Think bacon doesn't need any tips? Ironically, that’s just about literally what this is. Slab bacon is pretty much the “steak tips” of your favorite salty, cured breakfast staple. Hewitt takes things to a whole other level by leaving the thick-cut slab bacon as a whole damn steak. “Toss it right on the grill, maybe charcoal, and give it a nice crust. Nothing fancier than that.”
3. Don’t settle for the wrong woodchips
According Chef Rob Cho at Kimchi Smoke, choosing the right wood for smoking can yield you seriously tasty results, even if it’s not available in your area. “I import post oak from Texas,” said Cho. “It’s a lot milder than, say, mesquite and it’s perfect for something like brisket.” Plus, it'll give you an excuse to outsource yet another thing to the Internet, i.e. one step closer to never leaving your apartment.