Keeping my new smoker smoking away, we made our own bacon. Start with fresh pork belly, remove the hair (gross) cure, smoke, remove the skin and it's ready to be cooked up just like store bought bacon. The flavor however, is nothing like store bought bacon. It's amazing! It's the difference between fresh baked homemade bread and white wonder bread. They almost shouldn't be titled with the same word. Well worth the effort, and if you have a smoker and haven't tried bacon yet, you should.