Help determining how cure per pound I should use

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by carter86, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. carter86

    carter86 Newbie

    Picked up a bag of bacon cure which tells me 5lbs season cures 100lbs of bellies imparting 200 ppm of nitrite.

    Can you guys help me determine how much per pound I should use?

    Here is a pic of the bag

  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ummm....5/100=0.05lb for a lb of belly?
  3. carter86

    carter86 Newbie

    Thank you.

    Can you tell me how much is that in ounces or grams?

    Apologies if this is a crazy question
  4. carter86

    carter86 Newbie

    I got it.

    .05lb =.8 ounces 

    I would just times that by how many pounds of belly I have.

    I probably sound real dumb right now but is this correct.

    I'm used to going by cures that tell me this info already
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Carter, evening.... 5#'s per 100...... or 5% of the weight of the belly...

    5#'s x 454 grams per pound = 2270 grams per 100 #'s.... or 22.7 grams per 1# (454 grams of bellies)...
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You got it.
  7. carter86

    carter86 Newbie

    Thank you Dave for the information
  8. carter86

    carter86 Newbie

    Thanks atomic smoke.

    This info helps a lot

    I was hoping I wouldn't get bad replies from asking so simple of a question.

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