I was at my local butcher today and asked what he had that would be fun and he asked if I ever made bacon. My answer was no but I do love me some bacon. He told me that he had 4 bellies that he was getting ready to make some bacon with but would sell me one If I wanted to try. Of course I did. So I bought a 12.6 lb belly from him and brought it home. $3.99/lb didn't seem bad as this was going to be fresh bacon. Ive read about pops brine on here many times so that is what I shall do. So many great reviews It has to be good and make me no longer want store bought bacon again. Trying to track down cure #1 locally is being a pain in the rump. Amazon has some but it says Prague powder and im not sure if this is correct. I will be doing an entire qview with my new bellie so I want to make sure I do it right. Any help would be greatly appreciated.