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help with cure please!

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I have 3 lbs of deer meat all sliced up for jerky and I just got the #1 cure I know from reading on here that you use 1 tea spoon for 5 lbs of meat so how much for 3 lbs? 3/4 tea spoon?

post #2 of 19
that's about as close as you'll get with a spoon. go for it
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

ok so 3/4 tea spoon?

post #4 of 19

approximately 1/5 tsp per pound of meat, so roughly 3/4 tsp

 

Here's a link for a chart that was posted a few weeks ago

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/118474/ryteks-recipe-and-cure-1

post #5 of 19
Use level spoonfuls.

If you have 1/2 and 1/8 measuring spoons, that's even closer to the correct amount.


3/5=.60

1/2 or (.50)+1/8 or (.125)=.625



Martin
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by lennyluminum View Post

ok so 3/4 tea spoon?


Yeap you want 60% of that teaspoon and 3/4 tsp is 75%....real close, only about .0.8 grams over.
If you can measure a third of a tsp, then 2 thirds would be closer, but either way you'll be good.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

ok thanks guys I got it all mixed up and soakin over night will star smoking after work tomorrow.

 

do you think it be ok to soak in the marinade for 24 hrs?

post #8 of 19

You should get a good digital scale if you are going to get serious about curing. Doing things by weight is much more accurate than doing it by volume. Especially since you are talking about 60% of a teaspoon. That would be tough to get exactly right.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/106148/just-ordered-my-new-scale

post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by alelover View Post

You should get a good digital scale if you are going to get serious about curing. Doing things by weight is much more accurate than doing it by volume. Especially since you are talking about 60% of a teaspoon. That would be tough to get exactly right.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/106148/just-ordered-my-new-scale



X2

 

post #10 of 19
I recently got a scale that reads in 0.01 gram increments for weighing cure as well as dried herbs and spices.
Works great, much more accurate than my larger gram scale.

275

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012LOQUQ/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details


Martin
post #11 of 19

Diggy's scale is perfect for measuring cure and spices....

Here is another outlet.... Raven's scales on ebay... I have bought 2 scales there.... good seller....  many sizes and types of scales to choose from .... this scale weighs almost 1/4 pound max.... perfect for spices and cure.....  The scale I bought was 600 grams max.. just over 1 lb....   I convert all measurements to grams to make things simple.... 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-x-0-01-Gram-Digital-Scale-W-Calibration-Weight-New-/250883500288?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a69d26900

 

 

 

 

post #12 of 19
Looks like they're identical, just different names. smile.gif
post #13 of 19

You mean that scale weighs to 0.01 grams for under 20 bucks.   That's a great deal!   Everyone that uses cures should have one!

post #14 of 19
Yep, hundredth of a gram.
I paid $12 total, including the shipping.
post #15 of 19

I just got one also .. it was like 12 bucks but I did also buy the calibration weights too so it was 18 together

post #16 of 19

Thanks for the links to the scales...gonna order one for my cure, herbs etc!!! 

post #17 of 19
Yes, the calibration weights are a good idea.
I have two 50 g. calibration weights that I use use to calibrate that scale.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EG4ITY/ref=oh_o00_s00_i02_details

~Martin
post #18 of 19

I've been meaning to get myself a nice digi scale for the kitchen, I guess this is one more reason. works great for "herbs" too 32.gif For calibration I've used nickles before. Not sure if they're super accurate for smaller weights but they typically weigh 5 grams

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by TamaRockstar88 View Post

I've been meaning to get myself a nice digi scale for the kitchen, I guess this is one more reason. works great for "herbs" too 32.gif For calibration I've used nickles before. Not sure if they're super accurate for smaller weights but they typically weigh 5 grams


Just to clarify, the scale mentioned above is only good for measuring cure, salt, herbs/spices or anything else less than about 3 ounces.

For a bigger kitchen scale, I have one of these.......

300

http://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-KD-8000-Weighing-Tabletop/dp/B001NE0FU2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2J1F9ZP4XUDT3&colid=KKAJJJHN0AHG

Works great!


~Martin
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