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Instacure #1 for a Fattie

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by ffmedic56, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. ffmedic56

    ffmedic56 Newbie

    I have read on other sites that people are using a cure when they smoke thier fatties. Is this needed? I would think cooking at a temp of 275 it would not be a concern.
  2. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    cure is not just for food safety, it is for texture, taste, and finished color.  I put cure in when I want that texture and sometimes I use it to get that dramatic red color in the product.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    It is not needed when hot smoking unless you want to use it for those things Bbally suggested
  4. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I was making snack sticks one day and had a bit left over and made a burger, it was pretty darn good. Not that I would make them like that all the time. Give it a shot.