So I made 10lbs of andouille last night (all pork). The cure package i had was from a kit that I bought and never used, the cure packet says to use 1/8 Teaspoon/Pound of meet. So for 10 lbs I used 1 1/4Teaspoon. The cure I used was Prague powder #1 (6.25% sodium nitrite). The kit instructions even say to use 1/8 teaspoon to 1 lb of ground meat. Here is the link to the kits instructions http://www.hicountry.com/spices-dinner-style-polish.html (click on dinner style sausage link for instructions) I used my own ingredients and did not use any game, but this shouldn't affect the amount of cure....right?
My question is that everything I read on here is to use 1/4 teaspoon /LB of meat. Is my sausage safe to smoke and eat? Why would the sausage kit say to use exactly half of what is required?