Did The Ames Company aka The Ingredient Store close? I can't locate Ames Phos.

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The business founded by Joe Ames Sr. was taken over by Joe Jr a few years ago and I used Ames Phos in my corning brine (beef and pork butts) and also in the daveomak daveomak injectable cure for my hams. I can't find the store online.


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Good question. The web site sure seems to be down at the moment, all day actually, but it looks like it was updated this year (2022) not sure what month though. Hopefully they are still going. Tons of recipes out there that list Amesphos


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Dec 23, 2017
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I don't know if it's down or closed, but I haven't been able to access it for (I think) about a couple of months...since I started looking for AmesPhos, anyway.


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PS Seasonings.
Same as what the they had on their site.



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Appears that Ames Jr. Passed in March 2022

Link references Ames Sr. and The Ingredients Store.
Also a Bill Ames has a web site called Make it Meaty.
Selling phos products. He might be the William Ames in the write up.
I have no connection with the Ames family or products. Just trying to figure out what happened to the product.
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Aug 24, 2021
Yes make it meaty sells amesphos his son made a long post about it on the make it meaty Facebook page that his father passed and the ingredient store website is down and something about the manufacturer for amesphos….. the stuff he sells on make it meaty is the same thing if you have Facebook look their page up.
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