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ECA question????

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by stayhot, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. stayhot

    stayhot Smoking Fanatic

    I want to try using ECA in my next batch of snack sticks but I can't find a recommended amount anywhere? Looking to see whats a good place to start, any help or advise would be great! I usually make 5# or 6 1/4# batches at a time.
  2. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Smoking Fanatic

    Sausagemaker website says to use 3oz (85 grams) to 25 lbs meat, or 3.4grams per lb. so a 5lb batch would need 17grams ECA.

  3. To simplify things I use about 1 tsp ECA per pound of meat, I have used as much as 1 1/4 tsp
    per pound without any detrimental effects on the sausage. More than that could lead to problems
    So anywhere around that amount or less should work fine.

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