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Bacon Burn Question

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How high up on the coffee can do you put your holes for the wire?

How many tea candles do you put in the bottom of the coffee can?

How many pieces of bacon do you put in the soup can?

Any help is always appreciated.

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mmmmmmmmmmm, bacon..................

Sorry, just saw the post title and my stomach rumbled.....I'd square out as a pretty decent sized bear too....

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Biff, I put the holes about half way up the can. And a sterno candle works better then tea candles, burns longer and hotter, although they do cost more. I would use a soup can and stuff it half full, 4-5 pieces. I shot my first bear with her nose in the can. I thought about chowing down the bacon but I was bloody up to my elbows.

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do you let the bacon burn to a crisp because i have sternos that will burn hot for two hours

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hardware stores carry them i used to work t one years ago and we sold them there. i am thinking of trying one this year the baits i have ou this year just are not producing very well.

iceman

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I like to use sterno to Ihave use tea candles but they tend to get blowen out, wally world has sterno in the camping section, i also like to put the wires when using sterno near the top of the coffee can cause sterno burns realy hot, it takes some experimenting with the distance from heat to bacon, one thig I do is go to the food store an buy the biggest box of bacon trimming they have, it is generally alot cheaper, I find about a 5lb box for 5 bucks, at my store, an just cook about half of it up, save the grease, then do a burn with the grease an add some bacon to that, that way it has alot more simmering effect than a frying effect, basicly it wont burn it right away. Also I have hear of using honey an cherry jello mix works really good to, Boar

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Great info guys. I really appreciate it. Unfortuneatly I can not practice the burn tomorrow as I have to work. So I will buy the sterno tomorrow on my lunch and listen to Boar's advice and put the holes towards the top and do the burn tomorrow night and hope this bear comes in. Tonight would have a been a great night to do it.

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If your worried about bacon burning in your can and want to leave your sterno candle buring for 2 hours add about a half can of used fish grease in the mix with bacon in it. It doesn't smoke as much and it really puts out an aroma.

Gook luck

Kupcho

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Are you using grease from frying fish or the dripping from a sardine can or something? boar

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