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LEM encapsulated citric acid

post #1 of 7
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Man, I followed the instructions on the package (1 teaspoon/ pound of meat), and that made some super sour landjaeger!  Does anyone use this stuff?

 

I'm not worried about making it shelf stable (plenty of freezer space).  Just want a little tang.  Their recommended dose makes my teeth hurt!

post #2 of 7
LEM you said? Just add more water...
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

LEM you said? Just add more water...

LEM encapsulated citric acid in landjaeger sausage.  Adding water would help if I was making soup I suppose...:icon_lol:

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Originally Posted by Big Nut Brewer View Post
 

LEM encapsulated citric acid in landjaeger sausage.  Adding water would help if I was making soup I suppose...:icon_lol:

That's what LEM will tell ya if you email or call customer service! Its all they know how to say

 

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http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/177047/is-my-lem-a-lemon

 

In all seriousness look at some of the recipes on here and see how much guys are adding. Make a few 1 pound test batches until you get the flavor you are looking for then adjust the amounts for whatever size batch you want.

post #5 of 7
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I copy what you are saying dirt. It seems like there are a lot of variations out there from one teaspoon to 5# to the package recommendation. I followed the package instructions. My bad I guess.
post #6 of 7
Any idea what that one teaspoon weighs? I've seen recommended amounts from 1.5 oz to 4 oz for 25 lbs. You might also try powdered butter milk, it give you a tang but not like citric.
post #7 of 7

Her's a link for you to read. As you can see the consensus is that the directions on the package are correct, however it may not be to everyone's liking.

 

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/117876/how-much-eca-per-lb-of-meat

 

For some Landjaeger help here's a good read:

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/176349/landjaeger-for-the-first-time-with-pictures-qview

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/104379/landjaeger-press

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