Scared on cure

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by dave17a, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Got my country brown sugar cure from The Sausage Maker and don't really see any instructions on how much per pound. Saved Tods I think recipe and .32 ounces per pound of meat? Don't want to poison us.  It is first for me as I have stated earlier on a thread. Just confused on if you sprinkle over one side rub in or just sprinkle. Thanks for any info. Dave
  2. Does it say 2 lbs. of cure per 25 lbs. of meat?
    The directions should be on the side of the jar.
    Use only the directions for the brown sugar cure that you have.
    There are other brown sugar cures from other vendors and they're not all the same.

  3. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    The recipe I saved was from TJohnson not tod. Searching deeper into that thread I found that his cure WAS from a different vendor and called for 4 oz. of cure per 12# of meat to where mine is 16 oz. That is where I got thrown off. Saved some botulism there. So do you have to mix cure with water, inject, or just dry rub with other ingredients? Cure is from The SausageMaker. Thanks,

  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  5. I have the same cure and if I read and understood their instructions right. They used 1 pound of cure mixed with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water per 5 lbs of meat. Rub the mixture over the meat and put in the fridge for 5 days turning everyday. Does this sound correct?
  6. I stand corrected .5 lbs of cure per 5 lbs of meat.
  7. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    That is correct, but looking to just dry rub. Waiting for response from Sausage maker.
  8. brett74

    brett74 Newbie

    what is the percentages on this cure? salt? cure? honey? I want to use cure #1 and figure out how much salt and honey is needed to complete the recipe.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
  9. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    punch in pops brine in search gives formula. Honey and such is whatever you think you need. I did a butt and added 4 oz. honey couldnt really taste it though maybe more mext time
  10. brett74

    brett74 Newbie

    I've tryed pops before and I prefer dry rub. I was looking for a conversion for country brown cure that was mentioned in todds recipe. I made his recipe once before and it was the best bacon I've made so far. I have another 20# in cure now. That is when I realized that I hadn't included all ingredients. I just replaced country brown cure with the correct amount on cure #1.

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