Not using any cure as it's going to be in the fridge.
So any tips?😃
The Wal Mart here doesn't carry TQ but a lot of grocery stores do. Or you can use cure #1 since you already have salted it. I get cure 1 at the local butcher shop. Whatever cure you use FALLOW THE DIRECTIONS, WEIGH THE MEAT AND MEASURE THE CURE REAL WELL! Then flip daily.
You could also hot smoke it in a couple of days but it wouldn't be bacon as you know bacon. Or freeze till you can get some cure.
Wal Mart usually has cure #1 in the hunting/fishing section with the smoking/stuffing stuff.... small clear bags hanging on the steel pegs... It's pink salt and pink colored... Saw it last week....
Matt, I think you could go ahead and hot smoke it if you want but I wouldn't wait ten days. Keep in mind it probably won't taste like bacon as you know it but still could be delicious. Maybe smoke after 3-4 days. Be sure to get it from 40 to 145 within a 4 hour time span. If you can't find cure #1 or tenderquick look for High Mountain buckboard bacon cure at one of the big sportsmans stores like Bass Pro, Cabelas, or Sportsmans Warehouse. Also check with a local butcher for cure.
I vacuum seal a lot of the stuff I am curing. I then flif it every day.