Here we go......got 4 racks soaking to fire up tomorrow morning. The brine looks gross but the magic happening within will be realized in the end. There's also 1 cup of salt mixed in there.....for 2 gallons of liquid. I've found 1/2 cup per gallon is the perfect ratio for my families tastes. I've tried this before with one rack and it turned out pretty good. It's time for a bigger smoke so I can get more input.