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insta cure # 1.............

bob1961

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i can't find insta cure local and only online at 5.99 for 8 oz but then the total with shipping/handling charges brings it to 15.00 bucks....seen a forum that someone said they bought it at a walmart super center by the salt....went there and no insta cure, went to housewares and looked by the canning jars and stuff and found this....





but it is just salt....does the 6.25% sodium nitrtate do the work to preserve jerky from botulisum....this bag cost 2.67 at walmart.........bob

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DanMcG

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Bob , thats just refined salt, if you want to cure some meat you need nitrite which is in cure #1. you can buy it on line from a bunch of places and it will last for almost forever
 

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yeah i know i can, but 15 bucks for only 8oz is hard to swallow where this is 3 lbs for under 3 bucks, lol....thx......bob

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Try buying a small amount from your local butcher.  If you get into making sausage then order in bulk so your shipping costs are spread out.   Using a couple of tablespoons at a time a couple of pounds last forever.

You may also look up butcher supply shops in the area.  I had to go to a small town away from the big city to find one but I bought all my supplies there while I was learning what I was doing and only buying small quantities.  Once you get into doing this it isn't unheard of to buy 5 lbs of Cure1 every couple of years.  Keep it dry.  If you go to someone like Butcher and Packer they also carry casings, spices and tools so you can place a decent order and again spread out shipping costs. 

Al
 

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thx alb, yeah it will only be used for making venison jerky when i get a deer or bison jerky when i pull the trigger on it at 16 bucks a lb, lol.......bob

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bob1961

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dan can i use this stuff as regular salt then for cookiing and table use instead of returning it..........bob

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Bob, here is where I get my Cure #1  They call it Pink Sure Cure but it is just the name they use, it is still insta cure #1.

Here is links to 3 different size packages depending on how much you want to order.

http://www.midwesternresearch.com/INDEX.htm

1oz: $0.75 

4oz: $0.99 

5# : $7.45

The 5# package is the best deal if you plan on doing a  lot of curing..  Other wise just buy a few of the 4oz ones...
 
4560490000 PINK SURE CURE-----FOR 25 LBS OF MEAT 
Price In Stock?  Shopping Cart 
0.75 YES[size=+1]   [/size]  
Compares to other pink "basic" cures.
For use with jerky, summer sausage, snacksticks, and other smoked products.

Use 1 pkg per 25 lbs. of meat.

Ing: Salt, sodium nitrite 6.25%, FD & C Red #3 .00099% and not more than 2% sodium silico aluminate added as an anticaking agent. 
 
4560490002 PINK SURE CURE-----FOR 100 LBS OF MEAT 
Price In Stock?  Shopping Cart 
0.99 CALL FOR AVAILIBILITY[size=+1]   [/size]  
Compares to other pink "basic" cures.
For use with jerky, summer sausage, snacksticks, and other smoked products.

Use 1 pkg per 100 lbs. of meat.

Ing: Salt, sodium nitrite 6.25%, FD & C Red #3 .00099% and not more than 2% sodium silico aluminate added as an anticaking agent. 
 
4560490009 PINK SURE CURE-----50 LB BOX 
Price In Stock?  Shopping Cart 
64.50 YES[size=+1]   [/size]  
Compares to other pink "basic" cures.
For use with jerky, summer sausage, snacksticks, and other smoked products.

Use 4 oz. per 100 lbs. of meat.

Ing: Salt, sodium nitrite 6.25%, FD & C Red #3 .00099% and not more than 2% sodium silico aluminate added as an anticaking agent. 
 
4560490009-5 PINK SURE CURE-----5 LB PKG 
Price In Stock?  Shopping Cart 
7.45 YES[size=+1]   [/size]  
Compares to other pink "basic" cures.
For use with jerky, summer sausage, snacksticks, and other smoked products.

Use 4 oz. per 100 lbs. of meat.

Ing: Salt, sodium nitrite 6.25%, FD & C Red #3 .00099% and not more than 2% sodium silico aluminate added as an anticaking agent. 
 
 

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dan can i use this stuff as regular salt then for cookiing and table use instead of returning it..........bob

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Bob the salt you posted pic;s of is just salt, it's just ground finer then table salt and no added ingredients like iodine. If you're asking if you can use cure #1 for table salt....absolutely not , it will kill ya.
 

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no i know not to use insta cure as table salt....the picture of the canning salt i posted....i found a site and got 1 lb of insta cure for just over 13 bucks shipped
 that will do 480 lbs meat, thx dan.........bob

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no i know not to use insta cure as table salt....the picture of the canning salt i posted.. 

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Sorry Bob but I had to point it out so a newbie wouldn't misread it and try it.
 
 

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