- Joined Sep 14, 2016
Tomorrow I will be picking up around 10 pounds of fresh side and going to attempt to make bacon. I have decided to use a brine to cure it for 14 dayso and will be using apple sawdust for smoke. Question is skin on or off? From what I have read it is 50/50 but mostly that was from hot smoking. Since I will be cold smoking would it be better with skin of?