Hi, I'm (finally) getting around to smoking my first belly as I've had my belly in the Cure #1 (i got the Fiesta brand from H-E-B for my Texas folks) for 12 days so far. Question is should I rinse only, or rinse + soak to avoid that extra saltiness? I've read the threads about not needing to soak as long as I let it cure long enough because the neutralization of salt/sugar process but I don't want to have wasted 16 days by not soaking. My question is if I soak it for say 3-4 hours will it also remove some of the seasoning (I put a medley of spices in with the cure, salt & brown sugar)? Maybe I'll cut in half and do a soaked version vs a non soaked to see how things turn out.