Hello everyone! First time poster longtime lurker. I have gained a lot of information from you guys and cant begin to tell you how appreciative I am. With butt kissing aside I have a few questions to ask.
I am looking to wet brine cure a very small ham, around 2.5 lbs. First wet cure for me. I am trying to figure cure time out on such a small ham. I have read in many places about 1 day per 2 lbs, using a higher amount of PP#1, as opposed to something like POPS brine. If I did that im looking at 1 and a half day cure. Seems very short to me.
Is it risky using a higher ppm cure on such a small ham?
If I used POPS brine am I still looking at 3-4 weeks on a tiny ham?
If I were to mix up a gallon of water with say 2 tablespoons of PP#1 would I just use the one day per 1/4" rule?
Thank you guys for your time and advice!