Papa t . Here I am still learning how to smoke food properly. And would really appreciate some help. I am considering buying a hole pig and smoking my own bacon and ham out of it. Do I have to cure bacon?? I have heard of people not using cure for hams. Does any one have any advice on this??? BETTER to cure or not to.I would really like the wife to like this. Lol and of course I will be looking for a good non spicy pork link breakfast sausage also. Thank you papa t.