OK this has caught my interest, guess I just want to try something new. I have read about 40 threads on this and I am confused. Most of the threads talk about dry curing with TQ but I have a bunch or Cure#1 so I want to use it and do a wet cure. I think i will just use "Pops Brine" but would like to impart more flavor so what would go good in the brine for flavor? I am not afraid of heat and prefer it over sweet.
Now the smoking part really has got me. I have read all kinds of techniques from starting at 130* with no smoke for 4 hours then adding smoke and increasing temps every hour to smoking at 225* until IT reaches 160*. So I am a little confused about the smoking part. What is the easiest way but still get great results? it doesn't have to be real easy, I can maintain temps down to 130* in my smoker and don't mind babysitting it. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, I'm tired of reading threads about TQ and it's just getting me more confused!