Okay, now I have a question.
I just read Earl's description of how to debone the butt in another thread here.
So to be clear, when rubbing with the cure, do you rub it down with the stuff, AND THEN tie it back up with cotton string (so it is curing inside and out for X days), and then untie to rinse off the cure, or is it tied, and cured, and rinsed (not removing string)?
Or, for the "bacon", do you not even retie it at all, but smoke it as a "flatter" cut of meat versus a butt shaped piece?
Next time one of you guys try these, snap a pic or two during the process please.