I just picked up a 8 pound bellie today, and i am going to to cure and smoke it for some good old bacon. I have some cure coming from Todd, but i also want to try doing it with 1 tbs of TenderQuick per pound. My question is my TQ has been sitting around for 3 to 4 years. That stuff does not go bad does it? Also i want to add maple syrup and honey to a slab, can i add that to them while they are cureing, or should i wait till there done? I am also thinking about adding 1 Tbs of brown sugar per pound of bacon. Sorry for all the questions, just want to get it right. Now i need to make me some bacon hangers!