I am wanting to try and smoke some pickled garlic. Question is, smoke the garlic first or pickle it? the pickling process cooks the garlic, as does the smoking end of it. i dont want it to get it overcooked and mushy. or, how well will the garlic take a cold smoke and then pickled? i have the three lb. bag of peeled garlic, after i pickle it, it gets jarred and stored.