I took the wife on a weeks vacation but started some BBB and a belly curing a few days before leaving. As much as I love vacations I actually missed the threads from my SMF family and I really missed smoked food. We took a cruise out of Jacksonville that fed us well, but nothing was smoked.
2 days ago I took out the BBB, soaked it, rinsed it and got the pellicle forming. Cold smoked for several hours with my WONDERFUL AMNPS using cherry pellets. Later I slowly added heat until the pieces had an average IT of 135. Let it rest and then sliced it up yesterday. The 2 butts started out at a total weight of just under 19 lbs. When all was said and done I ended up with 12.5 lbs of yummy BBB.