I visited a local farm and picked up a couple of fresh pork bellies. This is a picture of the boar. His job is to eat, sleep and attend to the ladies. That's all I'm going to say about that. In this picture, he's fast asleep. It's 11 am.
The bellies were all fresh.
Bellies going in for brining
7 days later, all cured
Onto the egg for smoking - hickory chips. About 2 hours at 200 deg
All done! Delicious!