Since everyone has corned beef on sale I picked up a small flat and soaked it in cold water for about 45-50 minutes, changing it once.
Then it trimmed it up nice
Put it in the freezer for an hour to firm it up for slicing.
Then sliced it on the same setting I use for thick sliced...
12 lb - 7.5 oz
11 lb - 9.1 oz lb pork bellies. I buy them with the skin already removed:
You will need kosher salt, sugar and cure #1 A.K.A. prague powder, instacure or pink salt.
Its easiest to work in grams and I just found the 2nd of the two calculators below and its much simpler and...