Just before hitting the smoke. Cured with Cure #1 injection at 175 PPM, and added TQ dry cure adjusted for the injected nitrite.
The "small" one...about 3.5 lbs..is the "football" out of a hind. The larger is the rest, deboned and meat glued...tied for support. That's about 7 pounds.
Talk about a HUGE hind! Big ole doe..the hind I estimated at 20 pounds total. Got an additional 5 or so sausage fodder outta the thing.
Anyway the football's gonna be a hot coppa style... crushed red, Smitty's, some Mad Hunky GP rub CBP. The larger one's my standard brown sugar/garlic/onion mix.
Should have no trouble with keeping temps down today. it's 7°F right now