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@Dyal SC. In the usual vein of this forum, I was just pulling your leg. I'm not a racist and it would be better not to go there. I'll do as you suggest and stay the **** out of your ****. No offense was intended but if you can't take a zinger on this forum, you're in the wrong place. I'll not bother you again. ~X(
If you've kept it cold and it's been brined, you'll be fine. The brine will act as a preservative for a while. It's best to have it dried in the fridge to form a pellicle (slightly sticky surface) before you smoke it.