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post #1 of 5
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I want to make corn beef leading to pastrami.

 I need to know  how much TQ to use to make a liquid cure for 3 lbs of  eye of round?

 I have seen measurments  from 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp to 1 oz per gallon of water???

post #2 of 5

I have a recipe for pastrami that uses Cure 1 if that will help

post #3 of 5

I have one for #1 too. It would be nice if someone had a conversion chart for the different cures. Pops brine cure recipe calls for 1 TBS of #1, & the directions on the #1 package call for 5 TBS of #1 to 1 gallon of water. So I'm guessing you would need more TQ than you were thinking. PM Eric (forluvofsmoke) he uses TQ & I think he has a brine recipe.

post #4 of 5

I have always used Instacure #1 and followed a trusted recipe.  Reading my bag of Tender Quick, it says 1 Cup Tender Quick per 4 cups of water.  Their instructions seem to be for smaller cuts, however.  I would check with Bearcarver if I were you.  He uses a lot of Tender Quick, but I have not seen him use it in a brine.  Please proceed with caution.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #5 of 5

I go this from Morton 

its got the correct measurements


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