I going to get a whole side next time with or with out skins.
Please vote and tell me why you prefers with or without skins.
Given a choice I buy without skin, But I have been handling a Knife over 40 years so to remove the skin is no big deal and the dog likes the Smoked Skin as a treat. You can also make beans and such with the skin...JJ
Try both and decide!
I prefer without the skin. Having said that, the skin, when peeled off will give you many opportunities to innovate.
I remember many a rind-on bacon when I was a kid. Never see that any more?
Good luck and good smoking.