I am curing some bacon and have a question about the length of time to cure. I used 1Tablespoon QT per pound of belly. I put them in the fridge on saturday Oct 15. I was going to pull it to smoke after 9 days but I just found out I will be out of town next week. As I see it I have two choices. I could pull it and smoke next sunday the 23rd after 8 days or let it cure for an extra 5 days and pull them on the 29th. I really don't have the time to smoke them on the 23rd but I will make time if it will ruin the bellies to go longer. Is it OK to let them cure longer?
Thanks in advanced for your answers!