Originally Posted by billham
Hello hoping you guys may be able to help me out with a few questions i have regarding BBB. I see almost everyone using the himountain kit and dry cure so here are my questions
1 Can this be done as a wet cure using pops curing brine?
2 Do you have to butterfly the pork butt? If not does it make a difference on curing time?
3 Has anyone seen a number 1 cure that isnt pink when i was talking to someone about it they said that they have seen curing salt that isnt pink hes supposed to know his stuff butt i want to make sure before i grab some cure off him he asures me its a number 1 cure.
Thank You in advance Bill
1. with cure # 1, not with high mountain cure.
2. A) no, but i like to so it looks more uniform and even looks like belly....sorta, sometimes, kinda..........
B) yes since it is a thicker piece of meat
3. no, it is pink so it will not be confused with regular salt or sugar.
also, instacure #2 is also pink from what i can see (i have never used it yet):
and never just grab some from someone who assures you what it is........you need to look at the original package that it came in and then read and follow the directions for usage from the manufacture. this stuff is cheap so spend the $5 and get a cure that you know what is in the package.