I usually smoke 40-60 or so pounds of bacon around this time of year, and most of it goes out to friends and relatives for Xmas presents. This year, with the price of pork bellies at $4-$5 lb, I opted for pork butts (@ $1.49 lb) to make into Buckboard bacon. It is sort of like a cross between ham and bacon, but sliced thin like bacon. First batch is hitting the smoker tomorrow morning, with my usual corn cob/cherry wood blend.
Second batch going in today. The first one turned out great, flavor and texture is awesome. Pork butt may be my go-to now, as it can actually fit into my slicer without having to bend or cut it in half.