Now begins the battle of the mold, though. I'm trying two different methods with my havardis (what is the plural of that anyway??). With the short wheel I'm trying a salt-cure method- basically covering the entire wheel with salt.
My second wheel (BF called it a horn... I'm still not sure what the difference is between a wheel and a horn, but I think the horn is tall and a wheel is short. So it could be classified as a horn), the dill havardi, I actually followed the recipe and it's now soaking in a salt brine. I'm going to leave it there for a day and try rubbing it with dry salt (though not storing it in the salt like with havardi #1). I put the cylinder in a large plastic pitcher and poured the brine over it (less waste than if I would have used a wider container). The wheel-horn wanted to float to the top, so I had to put a jar of water on it to hold it down.