How long in wet cure

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by williamzanzinger, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have some pork tenderloins and ribs soaking in a wet cure with cure#1.
    I used an injector to get the mix into the tenderloins. Im sooo impatient ,how long do I need to leave them in there? there sooo tiny.
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    William, I've never tried a pork tenderloin. I'd guess they do not need to be cured more than a day or two. Especially if they are injected too.
    You might try slicing off a piece and frying it up to check the salt content.

    Good luck with it, keep us posted on how it goes.
  3. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Right on, thanks cowgirl.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If they be pretty small, I think Cowgirl's about right. A couple days should do it. I just pulled some C.B. out of the dry rub wrap the other day, full side loin, injected with cure- about 3 inches diameter. Was done in 8 days.
  5. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had a small pork loin (can't remember the lbs but think around 6-7) I did overnight once. I had to smoke it or lose it. been awhile---and many smokes later. think i used TQ and overnighted -flipped in morning and smoked mid-afternoon. daughter couldn't get enough.

    I would fry up some each day for comparison.

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