Good evening, saw these things for a couple dollars in the bin at the grocery store and I was like dang those hocks we just had out to eat at the German restaurant were really good so I bought them. I researched a lot online how to do them and most said to brine them for 5 days and I was like let's do pops brine for it. I plan to smoke them slow and then get little crackling of the skin. In A Food Grade Bucket Going Into My Beer Fridge For 5 Days. looks like a lot of meat on 3 of the 4 so I can't wait! Cya Saturday for the Wisconsin/LSU game from Lambeau Field!