Thanks! I took a look at your Menu In Progress: Homemade Pancetta - nice job.
I look forward to smoking meat in a proper way, I just haven't acquired/built any good gear yet.
Thanks, pancetta was pretty much our first foray into cured meats and it encouraged us to do more! Did you find the smoked bacon post as well?
We took the plunge and got a simple smoker this past summer (Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker). It's been great - easy to use, keeps a stable temperature and I've been able to smoke at various heat levels including a low-temp hot smoke (180*F or lower) for the bacon and andouille sausages.
I just had a really great dinner and yet I'm getting hungry again...