I was going to wait until after-the-fact before posting any pics, but I'm too excited about it.
Here it is looking all nasty just like it's supposed to:
I had a butcher separate the butt and shank halves, gave it a good scrub-down, and put it in the sink to start soaking. Here's the shank:
and the butt:
I keep them in ice water if I'm soaking for 2-3 days:
Some leftover goodies:
I can't wait to get this into the smoker on Saturday!! WOO-HOO!!!