Followed bearcarver's "BACON (Extra Smoky)" recipe and it came out great. I cured for 7 days, soaked for 1 hour in ice water and then smoked for 12 hours with hickory starting at 90 degrees and ending at 100 degrees. Out of a 9 pound belly, I got about 7.5 pounds of bacon, 6 pounds of which I vacuum sealed and put in the freezer. I do have an idea now on where I want to go from here on my next batch. Thanks bearcarver.