Ok. Im getting excited to start my bacon this weekend. Looking to do pops brine but have some questions. His instructions say 1 tablespoon of cure #1 per gallon. If i am doing my math right my instructions on the package say to add 3oz per gallon which according to the package equals about 15 teaspoons. It says 20 level teaspoons will equal 4oz. There for 5 level teaspoons equal 1oz. 3oz equal 15 teaspoons. Here is what i am working with. Does that seem right? Also i have a question about the pellicle. Once it forms are you suppose to remove it? I saw someone do that on a youtube video but i have not seen anyone reference that on here. Finally, i will be cold smoking don't no the temps yet but i will only be using my amnps. It may be around 40 degrees or so in my neck of the woods. Is that ok? I guess i could always throw some hot coals in there although i want to try and stay away from that as i don't want to be maintaining a constant temp in a charcoal smoker for 25 hours. Once again thank you all for the help.