Ok, little off topic here on the make your own or not subject .....but on the cures. I'm having difficulty finding the TQ here but I did find the Morton Sugar Cure available. Checked the Morton website & they state it can be used interchangably with the TQ mix. Anybody try this instead of the TQ? any difference in flavor? I did read the bag in the store and it was all about curing hams but I'm just wanting it to do jerky. My second batch of jerky is in the near future and I rely heavily on the info off this forum. Thinking of trying chicken tender jerky also...any feedback on that? Thanks in advance guys....SMF rocks
Just be sure to do what Morton's says.
I haven't used either of the sugar cures, so I didn't really study them, but I think it said TQ & the "Plain" sugar cure were interchangeable, but not TQ & the "smoked" sugar cure, but don't go by what I'm saying, because I'm just going on memory of reading it in passing.
If Morton's says you can use it, go for it, but follow their directions.
You can go to their site. There you can look at a few recipes, and you could buy TQ there, but the shipping cost hurts.
They also sell their "Home Curing & Smoking Guide"---only $4.99.