I did mine with TQ for 5 days before I smoked it and it came out great, however a little more time might have firmed it up a bit for slicing, still came out great. Be sure to soak in fresh water before you smoke to draw some of the saltiness out.
open brick fire pit
weber smokey joe with homemade WSM
2 weber kettle
maverick ET 732
1 really, I mean really UGLY Drum Smoker
super fast RED and BLACK thermapens
Billy"Smoke on Brothers and Sisters"