So I know people say a cure is not needed and some swear by it... i've never used a cure and have made jerky off/on for maybe 10 years.
With that said... I've only been smoking my jerky for a month... and maybe I should use a cure.
So with that said, few questions
1) What is this "Cure #1" people talk about
2) How do you apply a cure? When?
I usually let my beef soak in my homemade marindate for a day.
At what point does this "cure" go on, and how. Do I drain/pat down my beef after the marinade and then apply the cure like I would a rub? Or do I mix this in with my marinade? Do I drain the marinade after a day and then soak it in the "cure" for a day?
Let me know... i'd like to try it... does it add any salt flavor or what not to my beef in a way in which i should OMIT something from my marinade (which is mostly jack daniels/soy sauce/Worcester and some other flavors)