All my friends and fellow anglers love my current Salmon jerky recipe and will stone me if I dare change it. But I love experimenting. So this weekend, I'll be doing more and want to experiment on a few select pieces by applying some diluted Maple syrup, honey or heated brown sugar after it comes out of the dry brine (brown sugar, salt, garlic). So when should I brush or spritz it on? Keep in mind that I typically air dry for a couple hours, smoke for 2 hours and then dehydrate for 4+ hours. I'm thinking during the drying process?