Alright, after much deliberation, consternation, lazy-ation and any other ation you can imagine....I'm pulling the trigger and making my own bacon!!
Please follow along and give advice along the way.
The goods for Pops Brine:
Decided this was the easiest method....my math has always been a little fuzzy. ;-)
Super easy. Cup of sea salt, cup of brown and white sugar, T of cure:
Had a little surprise when I opened the bellies:
Yep, that's a nipple!
Skin comes off.
2 bellies in the brine and into the fridge for 10-14 days:
Now I gotta decide how to smoke these bad boys....
I really love this site.
Thanks for looking!