Had to do this again. I got two butts from Restaurant Depot for $1.19 a pound. 16 pounds worth. Did the High Mountain Cure as per the directions. In fridge for 14 days. Smoked them on the 31 Dec. Let'em rest and sliced the next day. Handed a couple of packs out as Christmas presents (late). Soaked for only one hour, I think the salt was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. Smoked with apple and hickory. Pulled off @ 140 internal. Thank to all of you for your help and encouragment. Now I'm looking for bellies!