I started out ten days ago with two Boston Butts. One was 7 pounds, the other 7.50 pounds.
Not too hateful getting the bone out of them.
After cutting the chunks down to roughly two inch thick slabs I put them into Pops Brine to soak for 10 days and today was number 10.
After a good rinse I re weighed the chunks and it gained a total of 3.38 pounds. I sliced some up for the fry test.
Since I am suffering with a terrible cold I had to rely on the Wifes opinion as to how it tasted..... Not too salty but rather sweet.
I went to 1 full cup of salt with his recipe, since we tend to like salty bacon instead of sweet, knowing that I could soak it out if too much.
Anyone else think Pops Brine is too sweet or is it just her? Not OVERLY sweet.... Not pork candy sweet...... just sweet.
Now they gotta set until tomorrow before I cover them with CBP then smoke Friday night.
BTW..... Since I have a cold, I washed and gloved. And rewashed and regloved several times while handling the meat.