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LBGades

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Thanks Bear for the great recipe and instructions.
I have done 4-5 batches of eye of round beef and venison. All have turned out well.
My question is about the size of an Eye of Round. I'm curing a couple chunks right now that are just under 5 inches in diameter. The cure timing I'm planning is 10 days cure + 2 days + 2 days for safety which equals 14 days then likely a few more for scheduling the smoking.

Is there a thickness you would not attempt due to the depth the cure can penetrate? Should I cut in half lengthwise to make two pieces of 2.5 inches max?

Thanks!
 

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Thanks Bear for the great recipe and instructions.
I have done 4-5 batches of eye of round beef and venison. All have turned out well.
My question is about the size of an Eye of Round. I'm curing a couple chunks right now that are just under 5 inches in diameter. The cure timing I'm planning is 10 days cure + 2 days + 2 days for safety which equals 14 days then likely a few more for scheduling the smoking.

Is there a thickness you would not attempt due to the depth the cure can penetrate? Should I cut in half lengthwise to make two pieces of 2.5 inches max?

Thanks!

Hi LB !
If it's over 3" thick, there are 2 choices---Either inject the right amount of cure into the center, which I did once, but I didn't like it.
Or you can cut it in half, and cure each smaller half.
Here's one below that ended up only needing 11 days Curing.
If yours is over 3", just follow this one:
Smoked Dried Beef #1

Any questions, give me a Yell.

Bear
 

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