Originally Posted by mkriet
I'm want to try making snack sticks using one of the recipes on here, but I need to get some cure.
I would like to make it this weekend, but am having a hard time finding it locally. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I could find it locally?
I've already tried: Cabelas, Field & Stream, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, WalMart, Kroger, Gordon Foods, and a local meat processing company.
Anyone have any other ideas?
Do you have a Bass Pro Shop near you or Gander Mountain. They normally carry LEM cure #1. Kroger may have Mortons Tender Quick
Be very careful with saltpetre, very dangerous unless you know EXACTLY what your doing. IMHO Stay away from it unless your going to make a "BOOMER"
Cure #1 is used at 1 level tsp per every 5lbs of meat. 2.5lbs of meat would be 1/2tsp and so on.
Also if your local walmart carries Bolner/Fiesta brand spice mixes they have some in a shaker jar. Also try Academy sports if you have one
Careful of butchers shops, sometimes they mix their own with cure,sugar, salt and wont tell you how much to add. I been in some butcher shop around here in the south asking and when i get "Whats cure?" i walk out.