Cure the night before, take them fishing, what you dont use throw into the water and start anew next time. Fresh bait catches fish. Try adding powdered milk to the mix, it really shines them up big time!
I have been curing mine in a quart jar with Blue food coloring. I just through it in the freezer and they seem to be Ok for a while. I am using a couple of Hand Fulls of Rock Salt in a Quart of Water. When I take 'em out of the Jar I give 'em a shot of Smelly Jelly Special mix and Slamola powder.