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Pork jerk question

toneeydee

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So I'm going to attempt to make some pork jerky this weekend. Does anyone know if i make a brine with Morton TQ, and the meat is submerged, is 12 hours long enough to cure the meat? Or should I wait a full 24 hours?

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chef jimmyj

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Meat cut 1/4" or less will be fine in 12 hours...JJ
 

daveomak

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12 hours is fine for the nitrite and nitrate to penetrate 1/4" strips....   although if you wait 24 hours, that will give time for the larger sugar molecules to penetrate and help offset the salt content...
 

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