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Curing Salt and Jerky storage

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by sandyut, May 13, 2019.

  1. sandyut

    sandyut Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    hi all,

    I bought Fiesta Curing Salt to use on my jerky. if you use curing salt if refrigeration needed for jerky? Or is refrigeration needed regardless? says to use 1 tsp per 5 lbs.

  2. smokerjim

    smokerjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually refrigerate mine, not sure if necessary, 1 tsp per 5lb. would be correct.
  3. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Is that the stuff that comes with a shaker top ? I think it is . If it has a shaker top take it off and get rid of it so someone don't make the mistake of shaking it on their food . You measure it anyway , the shaker is NOT needed .
    I fridge all my jerky .
  4. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I too fridge my jerky... I've learned from this site that the curing salt is NOT a preservative... Preservatives are added to make it shelf stable ...