Dry cure recipe question.

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Meat Mopper
Original poster
Apr 7, 2009
I've been using the basic dry cure recipe from Charcuterie for curing my CB. It calls for 1lb of Kosher salt. Can I use canning salt for this? It has a much smaller grain size, and I'm not sure if it will make a difference in the cure.

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If you're measuring your salt by weight, then a pound is a pound and they are both the same.

Where people run into trouble is when they measure by volume, the grains of canning salt are smaller so a cup of it will have less air and will weigh more
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What Dan said, just stay away from the added Iodine, measure by weight and you will not have a problem.  I found a conversion table somewhere if you need to use volume measurements for the different types of salt but I always use weight and don't worry about it.

Thanks guys....there's no iodine in it. And the recipe is by weight, which I thought would be OK, but just wanted to make sure. It is a cure after all, and I didn't want to take a chance.
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