# Reducing Recipes

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by nunantal, Mar 12, 2016.

1. ### nunantalFire Starter

A lot of folks post jerky recipes that have meat quantities greater that 1 lb.  I would like to  try several of the posted recipes but

have no idea how to reduce the amounts of seasoning and still come out with something tasting similar to what was originally posted.

How do you properly  reduce a recipe?  I just converting everything (ie... tbsp, tsp, oz etc.) to  grams acceptable?

2. ### chef jimmyjSmoking GuruStaff MemberModeratorGroup LeadOTBS Member

Change all the Volumes to Grams. Divide the weight of your meat by the Original weight of meat used. The result is a multiplication factor for the rest of the ingredients...JJ

Random Example Jerky

Original      New

Beef      5048g     2524g

Salt             6g x.5    3g

Cure            2g x.5    1g

Sugar        10g x.5    5g

Garlic          9g x.5  4.5g

Allspice      .5g x.5  .25g

2524 / 5048 = .5 times each ingredient weight.

Last edited: Mar 12, 2016

Weight is the way to go for most accuracy. But if you have a volume recipe just reduce each ingredient by the ratio Example 5lb recipe to 1lb
1/5 = .2 or 20%.

RG

4. ### ak1Master of the PitOTBS Member

Not so simple. Problem is... what is the original recipe using?  Example... 1 tsp of salt. OK, what kind of salt? 1 tsp converted to weight could be anywhere from 5 grams to 10 or more depending on the salt used. Same with other seasonings.

5. ### chef jimmyjSmoking GuruStaff MemberModeratorGroup LeadOTBS Member

There are lots of Conversion Charts and Calculators for herbs, spices and seasonings. Below are some great links...JJ

http://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/food-volume-to-weight

Salt TypeWeight of
1/4 cup (grams)
Weight of
1/4 cup (ounces)
Percent of
Diamond Crystal Kosher
Morton’s Table Salt76.02.6859%
Morton Pickling Salt74.02.6161%
La Baleine Coarse Sea Salt66.82.3668%
La Baleine Fine Sea Salt64.82.2970%
Morton’s Kosher Salt62.02.1973%
Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt45.21.59100%
Maldon Sea Salt33.21.17136%

6. ### nunantalFire Starter

Thanks for the replies gents.  Guess I'd better brush up on my math skills

Wayne