Can Pink Salt be replaced by Mortons Sugar Cure, Mortons Tender Quick or other curing salts? Just curious about that. If so is the substituion 1 for 1?
Thanks everyone for your help. I scored some Pink Salt at a Chinese food warehouse. I did a search and on Chowhound someone said in Los Angeles there is a place called Canton Foods and they have Pink Salt. I went in there and saw a big bag and was so excited to get some.
Anyone in the Los Angeles area who is reading this can buy yours here if you need some Pink Salt -
I was going to make without it because I wanted to follow Alton Brown's recipe which excludes any nitrates and nitrites but I got scared after reading people's warning about making it without so I decided to include it. His is very close to "Pop's" recipe at the SMF. He adds Apple Cider though, 1/2 gallon and 1/2 gallon of water.
Thank you for that link, it's very informative. I booked marked it too.