My adventures started about a week ago when I decided to make some bacon. I started with about 30 pounds of pork bellies. Two fresh whole bellies from the butcher and six smaller pieces that were previously frozen and given to me by a friend. I tried some of Excaliber's Bacon Cure. Rubbed the bellies down and set in the fridge to cure for just about a week. Yesterday I pulled the bellies out of the fridge and rinsed several times and then soaked for about 30 minutes. I then dried them off and got them ready for the smoker.