My grandfather had a rather strange cure for corned beef. He used to brine the meat but instead of using saltpetre directly he used to powder it , mix it with sugar and set the mixture on fire. he then used to pour water into the charred mixture and strain it , adding the filtrate to the brine.
Sadly he passed away last October and i was thinking of using this recipe, but im not totally sure about this cure... I was hoping someone out here had heard of a similar cure and could explain to me how it works ...
Thanks and cheers!!