Originally Posted by smokinadam
I found tender quick at grocery store will that be alright or do I need more than that for a cure?
Sure it will, BUT..... I am not experienced with its use. Make sure and follow the Mortons recommended doseage on the bag. I have to tell you I have a bag of Morton's TQ, and Morton's Sugar cure in my smokeing spices box which both are still unopened.
Someone also showed me this: http://www.kalyx.com/shopexd.asp?id=1041711&gclid=CjwKEAjwqO-gBRCEyp2Fufm0lBASJAAZrX-52TUjovW_OmCt-PMiqKszwe0SCw5paGNfA9QHW53EQhoCevrw_wcB
They are really common so goggle it, there are more sources. Amazon appears to be currently out, thats where I got mine. Its good to have, that way I don't have to rely on my poor memory.
Originally Posted by Bearcarver
Also: As for using Tender Quick for making Jerky--------
I have seen Morton's recommend two different ways to cure Jerky:
One way was to use 1 TBS per pound, and marinate it for only an hour or two.
The other is to use 1/2 TBS per pound, and marinate it over night to 24 hours.
Bear is very knowledgeable, I respect his widom. I never used cure till comming here, and my experience is still only with the #1 cure. Bear is one of those who rub cure (Completely different method), and does math too...... not bad for a ground pounder. I am lazy and use a brine cure.