Thanks to some encouragement I've decided to take the plunge and try to combine two of my favorite things to smoke. Thawed some sliced beef back ribs I had in my freezer: Mixed up a gallon of Pop's Brine and added a couple of tablespoons of pickling spice: Plopped the ribs in the brine: Since this my first time trying this I am going to go with a relatively short curing time of 5 days. On the fifth day I will remove them from the brine, rinse and dry them, rub them with my pastrami rub and let them chill in the fridge until Saturday or Sunday until I can smoke them. Will probably 3-2-1 them with Apple as I usually use a lighter wood for pastrami. See you in 5 days!