Awhile back I ordered some AC stuff from Columbia Spice and they will ship up to 24 bags in a flat rate box, sweet! So I also picked up a few bags of AC OP jerky seasonings, why not. Anyway when you look at the directions, they are for a vacuum tumbler, which I don't have , and the first batch of 2.5 lbs that I mixed up to try looked really dry. That batch I mixed in a ziplock, squished around occasionally for 24 hrs and turned out fine. However, this time I was wanting to speed things up with the marinade bowl for my Foodsaver. So my question is, if the marinade looks dry in this 2.5 lb batch and I bump up the water, do I also proportionally increase the spice block and leave the cure #1 the same or increase the amount of cure #1 also? Or just increase the water? The more I ponder it the more I confuse myself.