After reading all the posts on here on homemade bacon, I had to try it. I found a great source for pork bellies in Albany, NY, and just about anything else you may want to find regarding meat. Tons of hand made sausages and custom-cut meats. It's a great place. http://www.rolfsporkstore.com/ To start with, I selected a simple recipe I found on here of just cure # 1, kosher salt and brown sugar. Rubbed in the cure first well and then the salt and sugar. Here's my first 6lb of bacon going into the fridge. Looking forward to the results.