Did I mess up? Watered down bacon brine?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by mathman, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. mathman

    mathman Smoke Blower

    I'm making another slab of bacon.

    I had made 2 gallons of pops brine. I tried to use Pops Brine but it wasn't enough water to cover it in my bucket so I added .5 gal water. And nothing else.

    Is it ok?
    Do I need to add more pink salt #1?
    Do I need to add anything?
    What should I add?

    Here's my brine recipe that I ended up with.

    2.5 gal water
    1tsp liquid smoke
    2 cup brown sugar
    2 cup white sugar
    1.5 cup kosher salt
    2 Tbsp of cure#1

    Will it cure?

    Thanks in advance.

    Also I've ran out of cure #1.
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Add stuff that would normally go in a 1/2 gallon mix.... stir and you are good to go.....
     
  3. mathman

    mathman Smoke Blower

    I'm out of cure #1 and kosher salt. Can I add table salt instead of those?
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do you have any sea salt...... OUT OF CURE #1 !!!!!!! ..... for shame, for shame, for shame.......... (my Gomer Pyle impression)...... I don't know.... PM Pops and get his advice....
     
  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No problem, you're fine!
     
  6. mathman

    mathman Smoke Blower

    Thanks Pops.
     

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