After reading numerous threads on here, this one just sounded like a must try. Thanks again to Bear for an awesome step-by-step page: Two butts de-boned and sliced in half getting ready for the TQ and brown sugar mix: Out of the fridge after 10 days, rinsed in a water bath for 30 minutes (changed water once): Test slices for frying (my test slicing technique could use some work). Nice red color all the way to the center. Fried up in the cast iron skillet for a test taste. Not only was this not too salty, I was quite tempted to fry up some more! Back into the fridge, one more day to go. More to come tomorrow!