No need for rocket science, easy peasy brine. Got this recipe from a forum member. Easy peasy butt brine Here is the basic brine. Forgot the white pepper/salt in the pic. Brown sugar Apple cider vinegar. Added the pepper, salt, brown sugar and vinegar. Mixed up good. (spirits added later in bout 9 hours) I'm going to inject some of the brine. Submerge into the brine. Cover/fridge. Will add the spirits later. Tomorrow rinse butt and rub down with dry rub before the smoker.