Ok, here is a Do Not. Don't use Morton hickory flavored cure. At least don't go by their directions. I did an 8 pound butt. By Morton directions I rubbed it,cure 1 week,rub again,cure 1 week, rub again, cure a third week. Rinse in lukewarm water 1 hour (I did 2 hours,changing water once). Back in fridge 2 days, then low and slow to 140. Cooled, sliced, fried like bacon. The salt content here would float a barge. The cats won't even eat it!
Oh well. If I didn't screw something up once in awhile, I wouldn't appreciate the good stuff. It's tender quick and brown sugar next time.