Great bacon! Did not use molasses, water or vinegar. I used brown sugar and the rest, wrapped in a trash bag for 3 days turning daily and cold smoked @ 100 degrees over maple wood for 3 hours. Remember this bacon must be cooked before consuming. It is nice to not have to eat chemicals as you do with store bought.
100 stars - this recipe rocks. We raise our own pork on our hobby farm and have always taken our fresh slabs to the professionals but now we the best recipe in the world. Guests just happen to drop by at the moment we were frying some up for taste test and everyone swears it's the best darn bacon they've tasted and the recipe is going home with them.
what a great idea mate