I cut the slab into 6 pieces and cured. I cured 5# with maple syrup and brown sugar, 4# with just salt, 2# peppered and 2# with hi mountain buckboard cure. I smoked @ 200 with hickory.
Cooled overnight and sliced
Fried up some maple for BLTs
It is very good, But next time I won't use hickory on the maple bacon. It overwhelms the maple favor. I think I will try maple or cherry wood.