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#### shooter44

##### Newbie
I am new too this forum, but have been reading all the info. sound like lots of well informed members. I am not good with math but i have been using prague #1 for curing at the rate of 1 teaspoon per 5Lbs of meat. can I use this rate in wet and dry brines. thanks for and help. I am one of those guys that worry about making people sick [I guess that a good thing]
Jim

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#### SmokinEdge

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Just remember in a wet brine to include the weight of the brine added with meat weight to solve for cure #1
And when weight Is odd like 7#, just remember 1.1 grams cure per pound. 1 level teaspoon is fine for 5# then add 1.1g for any additional pounds.

#### shooter44

##### Newbie
Just remember in a wet brine to include the weight of the brine added with meat weight to solve for cure #1
And when weight Is odd like 7#, just remember 1.1 grams cure per pound. 1 level teaspoon is fine for 5# then add 1.1g for any additional pounds.
thanks for the reply, so are saying to meat weight. add water weight and then that total weight to then add your cure. so 24lbs meat plus 1gal. water=8lbs so 24 + 8 =32lbs then add 35.2 gram of cure.

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#### bdawg

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thanks for the reply, so are saying to meat weight. add water weight and then that total weight to then add your cure. so 24lbs meat plus 1gal. water=8lbs so 24 + 8 =32lbs then add 35.2 gram of cure.
Yup you got it.
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#### Mr. Zorg

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#### SmokinEdge

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thanks for the reply, so are saying to meat weight. add water weight and then that total weight to then add your cure. so 24lbs meat plus 1gal. water=8lbs so 24 + 8 =32lbs then add 35.2 gram of cure.
Convert to grams. 454g per pound.
32X454=14528g
Then solve for cure at 0.25%
14528X0.0025=36.32g cure #1

Yes, include the weight of meat and brine to get salt, sugar and cure#1 percentage.

#### shooter44

##### Newbie
Convert to grams. 454g per pound.
32X454=14528g
Then solve for cure at 0.25%
14528X0.0025=36.32g cure #1

Yes, include the weight of meat and brine to get salt, sugar and cure#1 percentage.
thank you so much, i think i got it.

#### SmokinEdge

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How are you covering 24# meat with one gallon?
one gallon weighs 8.33# by the way.