I'm going to try Pop's Brine with some extra seasonings!
2 - 10lb Pork Bellies went into the brine this evening.
How long should the bellies stay in the brine?
Here are a couple pictures of the bellies before they went into the refrigerator.
Well, I usually leave mine in the brine for 12-14 days. Then they come out for about 24 hrs to form a pelicle, and then in to the smoke for 12-18 hrs or longer depending on the color I want.
Depends on how long you want to smoke:
If you want good color & nice & smoky:
Cold smoke between 60* & 90* for 20 to 40 hours.
Or Warm smoke at 130* for 9 to 12 hours. (My method.)