This'll be my first weave attempt. should I leave it loose, or a will a tight weave let enough smoke through? Here's the plan: a whole pork loin, cut in two pieces then rubbed with a few spices (no salt) and wrapped with the bacon weave I'm thinking I will add a few onion strips into the weave lengthwise along with the bacon. Twine to hold it together. Lump charcoal smoked with apple wood chips added. Possibly basted with apple juice (concentrate?). This will be done on Friday. When cooled down, I will slice with an electric knife to try to keep the bacon intact then carefully place in a crock pot. Saturday morning I will add some applesauce and sliced honey crisp apples and heat it all up together, then off to the in-laws for the annual extended family feast. So, what does anyone think? should I do anything different? Maybe some brown sugar somewhere along the line? Mostly concerned about the bacon not letting the smoke in. There's somewhat of an unspoken competition to see who can bring the most popular dish so I want this thing to be over-the-top awesome. Thanks in advance for any ideas or advice, I've been smoking for a few years but certainly not 'professional grade' yet.