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Need some help specifically for jerky and prague salt

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by Beaunair, May 10, 2019.

  1. Beaunair

    Beaunair Newbie

    I'm not doing any special with it, probably just add pepper. The instructions say 1 tsp per 5 lbs, and someone from a butcher shop said 4 ounces per 5lbs.
     
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    The normal thing with Cure #1 would be that 1tsp per 5 pounds of meat for curing.

    As for the Butcher---I don't know of anything that gets used @ 4 ounces for 5 pounds.

    Bear
     
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  3. Beaunair

    Beaunair Newbie

    So that would just be a sprinkle on each side of the jerky?
     
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Pretty much so.
    Don't use it all in one place. LOL

    Bear
     
  5. Beaunair

    Beaunair Newbie

    Haha I'll try not too. I have a high mountain pack and it calls for that cure at 1tbs on 1lb. Is prague that much different?
     
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Some cures are mixes, like Morton Tender Quick, which is mostly Salt, and in order to use the same amount of cure as Cure #1, you have to use a TBS of TQ per pound of whole meat.

    Bear
     
  7. Beaunair

    Beaunair Newbie

    Ooooh ok, so there wouldn't be no problem adding a tsp of pepper and mixing that up? Should I add table salt or would that make it too salty?
     
  8. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For jerky I make up a marinade of one (1) 12oz bottle of Worchstashire sauce, one (1) 12oz bolt of lite soy and cure #1 at 1.1 grams per 1 pound met trimmed. Spices, honey and hot sauce are added/omitted as you like. I can do 10lbs of strips with 24oz of liquid.
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check the Label on ANY package of Cure #1, 4oz is for 100 Pounds of meat...
    Follow the cure package directions or SMF directions. RUN! from " Someone " in the butcher shop that is telling you to use a HIGHLY TOXIC amount of Cure!...JJ
     
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