- Joined Jan 26, 2016
I put some belly in to cure and then got called out of town for 5 weeks. Finally coming back this weekend, but by the time I get to it, it will have been in the cure (dry cure, Tender Quick) for 6 weeks. I have had my friend flip it and rub it every few days, and the meat still looks good. If I open it up and it still smells fine, is it ok? Or should I just throw it away? Thanks for any light you guys can shed on this!