So I am ordering my first belly today ready for pickup tomorrow or Friday. Belly is e/pensive at $4.89 a pound but is coming from my butcher so I know it will be a quality piece of meat. As posted yesterday I ordered an amaze-n-smoker and should have it next week for a cold smoke of the bacon (after seeing CTs review on cold smoke). Question for me is can you cure without nitrates & nitrites? What cure recipes do you guys have? Excited for the pork fest of 10lbvs of bacon next week.