I'm a hunter, homemaker, sausage-maker in rural Alberta near the Montana border. I've been smoking my own meat for 30 years with varying rates of success, as in truly awesome to the dog doesn't like it. I've done so much 'by the seat of my pants' that I thought that it was time to get some education and understand some of the science and reasons for different cures. This forum seems to cover a lot of that simply by me reading and not saying a word. Thank you.