I'm new to smoking, and have been brining pork shoulder is small batches (as not to waste meat or ingredients). However when I went to enlarge the recipe it came out real bland. I don't understand, I upped the recipe equal to the amount of meat (i.e. test piece 1/2# and brine was 2 cups) when I went to 6# that should've been 12 cups brine solution. It didn't work out so well, anyone know why?