Thanks for the great welcome. I have a list I am trying to focus in on for my first smoke.
Here is the plan.
Shop for all meat and accessories friday evening.
Get home and Cure smoker friday evening.
Prep food as needed for the next day
Smoke all day saturday
Girth up sunday :)
Also my dad emailed me and said in his experience it was good to brine all meats to prevent spoiling in the smoker. Is this the case? From reading it seemed that brine only served as a flavor/juicier enhancer?
Thanks for everything, I can't wait for the weekend. My wife already thinks I have lost it. I have stopped talking to her about my plans as she just sort of nods and smiles at me.