Alright, after much deliberation, consternation, lazy-ation and any other ation you can imagine....I'm pulling the trigger and making my own bacon!! Please follow along and give advice along the way. The goods for Pops Brine: Decided this was the easiest method....my math has always been a little fuzzy. ;-) Super easy. Cup of sea salt, cup of brown and white sugar, T of cure: Had a little surprise when I opened the bellies: Yep, that's a nipple! Skin comes off. 2 bellies in the brine and into the fridge for 10-14 days: Now I gotta decide how to smoke these bad boys.... I really love this site. Thanks for looking!