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Is my Jerky toxic due to too much cure?

Justin018

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I used about 1.5 pounds of meat
0.4 TSP of cure #1
approx 1.5 cups of liquid

I have smoked it for around 2.5-3 hours

This is my first time using curing salt so Im just being a bit over paranoid as I dont want to poison myself.

Any advise if this sounds safe or not would help

Thanks
 

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That is a little too much, but no where near toxic.
Get a scale that will read in grams & use this calculator for a more precise measurement.
http://diggingdogfarm.com/page2.html
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Check out this scale.. It's great for spices and cure... You will know your food is safe.....
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Good job asking for help but a little late you should have asked before making the jerky just my $.02

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I used about 1.5 pounds of meat
0.4 TSP of cure #1
approx 1.5 cups of liquid

I have smoked it for around 2.5-3 hours

This is my first time using curing salt so Im just being a bit over paranoid as I dont want to poison myself.

Any advise if this sounds safe or not would help

Thanks
Normally used at 1/4tsp per lb of meat, you should be fine with the amount you used. Nitrate poisoning occurs when a large amount of cure is added for a small batch of meat.
 

Justin018

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Thanks everyone, (Any yes I probably should have asked prior to the process not after). I will get myself a scale for the next batch.
 

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