Apologies for the urgent title, but I'm in a quandry.
Had planned to hot smoke some brined pork chops today using a brand new Smokin Tex 1400. Unfortunately, it is pissing rain outside so can't use the electric smoker outside, and the husband won't let me smoke inside the garage (even with the doors open).
As an alternative plan, decided to cold smoke the pork chops for 2 hours using the (also brand new) AMNS then finish on the grill. However, just had the horrifying realization that I didn't bother to include Cure #1 in my brine (because I had planned to hot smoke).
So my question....it is about 41 degrees outside. Can I get away with cold smoking pork chops for 1 or 2 hours without having used Cure #1?
Greatly appreciate your help. Thank you SMF folks.