So I'm curing 3 different pieces of pork belly right now. I've made bacon several times,but I'm trying a new recipe on one. I used the same basic cure on this piece, but I added sriracha sauce after rubbing the cure in and slathered that on. This piece does not seem to be firming up like the other two. I used the same cure on them, but with only dry spices. Does anyone think the sriracha sauce would prevent the curing from happening? That's the only variable I can think of.
I'm planning on cold smoking the bacon on Saturday, but I'm worried about that one piece not firming up. I guess I could bake it in the oven to 150 degrees just to be safe. Any ideas?