how much ECA per lb of meat

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by boykjo, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    doing a test..... How much Eca per lb of meat.. its not on the pkg

    Joe
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Joe, what I have in my notes state 1.5 oz. per 25 lbs. of meat. hope this helps you. also it's added at the end of your grind and before final mix.
     
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  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    googled it and did 9 grams...

    Joe
     
  4. Yup, 1.5 to 3 ounces per 25 pounds or 1.70 to 3.40 grams per pound.

    I would start at the lower level.

    :sausage:
     
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  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeap, Mine from B&P is 1.5 oz /25 lb or  1.7 gm/ pound
     
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Google said 9?  [​IMG]
     
  7. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    On my last batch of sticks, I used the following...

    Per B&P ECA:

    1.5 ÷ 25 = .06oz of ECA per pound

    .06oz = 1.70 grams per pound

    I made an 8.75lb batch:

    8.75 x .06oz = .52 oz (14.87g)

    So I added .5 oz of ECA.

    On the conservative side & it still added a nice tang.

    9 grams per pound would be fine if you're making sour candies.....[​IMG]

    -Kevin
     
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  8. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    i have a package from LEM and it says 1 level tsp per lb
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here ya go.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I found it from nepas at 1.80 ounce which is 51 grams per 5 lbs... and divided it by 5 which is 10 and went with 9....http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=14060.0

    Its in the meat so i'll let ya know how it comes out... its just a lb of beef so its no biggie... i've lost bigger batches

    Joe
     

  11. :icon_eek:
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Its all Good my friend....................[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  13. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    I got mine from Butcher and Packer and it says 1.5 oz per 25 lbs.  I wonder if that's the low end (1.5)
     
  14. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I guess this is another good example of "follow manufacturers instructions" .

    Two different suppliers who apparently use two different strengths of acid. Use what they recommend and adjust from there.
     
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  15. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yeah that is weird how the different companies list things. When i want a bit more tang than the 5 tsp for 5 lbs of sticks i add an extra 1/2 tsp
     
  16. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I wanted more tang anyway.... Doing a test

    here's the recipe

    Snack sticks

    ground chuck

    black pepper

    kosher salt

    paprika

    eca

    onion powder

    TQ

    Try to follow these directions

    [​IMG]

    Joe
     
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  17. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lol nice directions.

    That's about the only problem I have with B&P, there lack of information, on their site and on their packages.
     
  18. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I just found it on B&P web site. It says to use 1.5 oz per 25 lbs of meat     42.5 grams/25= 1.7g per lb......... Looks like tang might go to bang.......[​IMG] Will let ya know how it comes out... it smelled delicious when I mixed it up

    Joe
     
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  19. FWIW....
    Butcher & Packer says 1.5 ounce per 25 lbs.
    Sausagemaker, Allied-Kenco, LEM, One-Stop Jerky Shop and Southern Indiana Butcher Supply all say 3 ounces per 25 lbs.
    Mid-Western Research & Supply says 2-3 ounces per 25 lbs.
    The Sausage Source Says 2 ounces per 25 lbs.



    :sausage:
     
  20. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    So can we assume anywhere (somewhere?) between 1.5 to 3 oz for 25 lbs will provide adequate tang?  [​IMG]

    -Kevin
     

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