So the Maple bacon was a success.
Brother wanted more...so he said he would get some ... he came to the house with 2 cases ;-)
Those are 2 gallon bags with about 5 pound chucks in them. They are now resting in the fridge and will be flipping them daily.
Took about 2 hours to measure out cure / salt/ brown sugar/ 100% maple syrup. The wife was kind enough to run the cure calculator while I ran the scales and applied the ingredients.
Going to let them cure for 2 weeks.
The SI3D is going to be tested.
Might try apple and hickory on this batch or split batch it up with corn cob / hickory and apple / hickory.
I am up for suggestions.