Finished up my experiment with a honey cured vs maple syrup cured. Both turned out pretty mild tasting. Maybe an extra day or curing would help. The next time I am going to use maple sugar instead of syrup. I used a pint of grade B, it darkened the pork a bit and was messy. I just didn’t want to use my limited supply of maple sugar until after sugar season. Smoked with hickory, should have the next belly ready in a couple of weeks.