Picked up about 2.7 kilos of loin today to give it another try with only cold smoking it in the cardboard box. I've got hickory and maple pellets now. Any preference from one over the other? Frankly I've never been able to taste a difference between different types of smoke except mesquite. My tastebuds must be pretty dead haha. Going with 2% salt and 5% sugar this time. Thanks Wade. I raided the reduced price frozen meat section today. Got some beef jerky curing and I'm waiting for the other stuff to thaw out. Bacon gets sliced and vac sealed on Friday after resting for a week from smoking. I'm really enjoying the sunshine and lovely weather!