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Help determining how cure per pound I should use

post #1 of 8
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Picked up a bag of bacon cure which tells me 5lbs season cures 100lbs of bellies imparting 200 ppm of nitrite.



 



Can you guys help me determine how much per pound I should use?



 



Here is a pic of the bag





 



Thanks



 

post #2 of 8
Ummm....5/100=0.05lb for a lb of belly?
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you.

Can you tell me how much is that in ounces or grams?

Apologies if this is a crazy question
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

I got it.

 

.05lb =.8 ounces 

 

I would just times that by how many pounds of belly I have.

 

I probably sound real dumb right now but is this correct.

 

I'm used to going by cures that tell me this info already

post #5 of 8
Carter, evening.... 5#'s per 100...... or 5% of the weight of the belly...

5#'s x 454 grams per pound = 2270 grams per 100 #'s.... or 22.7 grams per 1# (454 grams of bellies)...
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Carter86 View Post

I got it.

.05lb =.8 ounces 

I would just times that by how many pounds of belly I have.

I probably sound real dumb right now but is this correct.

I'm used to going by cures that tell me this info already
You got it.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thank you Dave for the information

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks atomic smoke.

 

This info helps a lot

 

I was hoping I wouldn't get bad replies from asking so simple of a question.

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