Pink Salt for Bacon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hener, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. hener

    hener Newbie

    I am new to smoking. Would like to try making my own bacon. Most recipes call for pink salt to be added to the curing mixture. Is pink salt absolutely necessary, or can bacon be safely made without it?
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    The "pink salt" they are talking about is Instacure #1 and while you can use other curing products such as Tender Quick the bacon needs to be cured before being cold smoked
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Listen to jerry he knows bacon and he's does a bacon good

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