Wow...what an experience. I did a fry test in the microwave and it had an awesome flavor. I knew it was a hit when my wife slapped my hand when I went for the last piece. The only thing I didn't like was the belly wasn't all that thick. I knew this when I first saw it at the butcher but figured I'd give it a shot anyways. The pieces ended up small, but they will still eat just fine...just need to fry up more. I picked up a fresh belly from another butcher last weekend and it is pretty thick, so I'm hope it'll give me size I want. In addition, my belly was pretty fatty, so I ended up throwing a bunch of fat away and saving a bunch of chunks for ham and beans, etc. and having alot less of actual bacon then I was expecting, but definately not bad for a first timer and I'll definately be doing it alot more. I also found out that I put on way too much CBP which happened to end up all over my floor, slicer, countertop, and in the grooves of my flip flops
Also had an issue with my slicer and it not cutting all the way through the bacon, leaving a 18" -1/4" flap. When the slicer was all clean, I adjusted the carriage so I hope the problem is corrected.
Anyways, thanks to everyone for putting up with my questions and helping me out.