My wonderful husband bought me TWO giant tubs of cure at Christmastime. 5lb of InstaCure #1 and 5lb of InstaCure #2. He really didn't know what he was buying, just knew that I was getting into meat processing and planned to do more than just fresh sausage.
It takes exactly ONE OUNCE of Insta Cure #1 to prep 25lb of meat. Yeah, that's right. I could process 2000lb of meat with my Big A$$ Bucket of InstaCure #1. I have not even OPENED the tub of Insta Cure #2 as it is only used for long term curing, which I am hesitant on until my skills are improved. I mean, it's not like it goes bad or anything, but I have SO MUCH!
::sigh:: Sweet Husband... Very thoughtful, very impractical.
So.. .what I am saying is this: Want an ounce or two of either cure? I'll swap it to ya. I'd even [ay for the envelope to pack it in. Offer me a recipie I have not seen. Offer me few TB of your favorite seasoning. Clue me in on a trick that I don't know. I'm pretty open to suggestion. Send me a PM and we'll chat.