The bellies have been marinating and soaking in a brine of their own juices for 7 days. This brine was a combination of 'Maple Bacon Salt', Kosher and pink salt. These Love Vessels of raw pork were rinsed and put in the refrigerator over night on a cookie rack. This is to form a pellicle. What is a pellicle, I have no friggin idea. It does dry out the slab and lets the smoke absorb.
The Weber Bullet was used. A Hot smoke was brought up'(225-250 degrees). The slabs were cooked to an internal temperature of 150 degrees.. They were brought in the house and cooled on a cookie sheet. One of the best parts of this process was the smell. The smell of these smoked bellies was intoxicating. It smells like, Bacon with the 'Love of a Burning Fire'. A Burn, Burn, Burn, A Ring of Fire, A Ring of Fire.
The question is? Is bacon salt with maple flavor the Bomb. This is one good bacon. I will give this bacon a very good review. It was salty with out the maple flavor. The best part of this experience is that We have Bacon.