Since everyone else seems to be Makin Bacon, I had to get on the Bandwagon. A while back I picked up a nice looking Pork Belly then cut it into rough 3rd's and froze it. Took a package out last week and got started. Now come the question, these pieces were the thin part of the belly and measured 1 inch thick. If I'm thinking right I need 4 days plus 1 day for good measure before I Rinse, Soak, Fry Test, then continue with Smoking. Am I on the right track here???? All laid out and ready to take the skin off Skinned, rubbed with TQ and Brown Sugar, ready for the Fridge. I also added a bit of Apple Juice to 1 package, have massaged and turned them each day also. The Skin is being processed for Pork Rinds, I hope.