Recipies, I have had great success using "Con Yeager" pre-blended spices and/or all inclusive kits.
Great product line, most game blends are availble in large or small batch sizes and prices are a good value.
Ever cure and smoke a Canada Goose or a butterball turkey...you would be amazed.
Would buy fresh pork sides and cure my own bacon doing a honey cure w/ sides rubbed w/ cure and lathered w/ honey before folding and wrapping the sides to cure in a regular working fridge for at least a couple days. After cured would pull fro fridge, rinse, pat dry and move them to smoker...yum.
My smoker was a porcelain on steel lined fridge w/ 3" fiberglass insulation...hard to find them today though. Used a electric hot plate in it with a line stat w/ extended capillay bulb and also wired in a stop timer for shut down in the wee hours