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  1. J

    My cure/brine recipe

    No i haven't. If you have a look at the store bought instant cures etc, you will notice that they have more nitrates in. I got my ratios from the internet. I have made this recipe on numerous occasions and it works. I don't think the percentage of nitrates are wrong....
  2. J

    My cure/brine recipe

    We sometimes get praque powder 2 here. The nice thing about using saltpetre is that there are no salt added. So you have more control over the amount of salt you use in your cure.
  3. J

    My cure/brine recipe

    As far as I know is cure 1 and saltpetre the same. We in SA don't really have access to cure 1 and 2. We need to buy the active ingredients.
  4. J

    Home made smoker - hot and cold smoking

    I had made my smoker from a old filing cabinet. I took out all the shelves and put some wires in for hanging etc. For hot smoking i used a old two plate gas stove top and drilled a small hole for the gas pipe. This is in the bottom of the cabinet. So depending on the amount of heat I need, I'll...
  5. J

    My cure/brine recipe

    I've done quite some research about the perfect cure/brine. I made one three years ago and have been refining it until recently when my last batch came out perfectly. You can use this recipe for anything you want to cure. I've made eisbeins, brisket, pork chops, ham, sandwich meat and even...
  6. J

    Smoking woods in Zambia

    Hi, please look at my posts, I'll make a post later with my homemade cure. It works and have been well refined over the passed few years. I was planing to just post a picture quickly of my recipe, but its in afrikaans, so i have to translate it quickly. See attached a picture of my recent set of...
  7. J

    Smoking woods in Zambia

    Hi guys. Thanks for all the information. I am from a small town near kimberley in SA. I've been smoking for a while on a very small scale and last year I build a smoker that can smoke hot and cold. This post made me join this forum. I was also trying to research woods to use for my smoking. Over...
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