Well starting this thread early mostly due to going crazy waiting on cure time. First things first.Thank you so much for your help Bear your an asset to this forum. Found a small end cut of a Boston butt about 4lbs. that only had a thumbnail size piece of bone in it. Figured this would do nicely for a first run. Read Bearcarver's step by step for the gazillionth time and here we are. Cut and weighed each piece then weighed out the tender quick. Kept it all nice and neat. This seems unimportant when reading Bear's guide but really does make it simpler. Although with my ninja knife skills I got the pieces pretty close to even.:biggrin: Got my brown sugar together. All ready for the chilling process till Halloween. Neighbor owns a little store/restaurant next door gave me an early Christmas present just in time for this little project. I'm now on day 2 of curing will be updating later on thanks for looking.