Tender Quick-- Where to purchase?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bownutrob, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Only thing I can find is six- 2lb bags for about $25.00 from Amazon.com.. Would like to purchase just 2 lbs. Kinda new at this... Any suggestions???
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bow, evening.... Since you are new at this, curing is something that can be somewhat dangerous.. The person curing should study up on techniques and specific cures for the type of meat (ground meats or whole muscle) and type of curing (below 40 deg or in a curing chamber).

    One of our "experts will be along to discuss what you are planning to do in all the above possibillities and help guide you to a safe conclusion..

    Please be patient and maybe add some info here to help us out as to your plans....

    Safety is our main priority when it comes to curing food... Thanks for your patience.... Dave
  3. Well around here I can get it at the super market.

    but as DaveOmak said  make sure you get some good info on what is best for what you are going to cure
  4. Thanks guys for the help( I sure need it).. I was checking out some receipes on this site and found the "Unstuffed Smoked Beef Pepperoni Sticks" from Bear... Looks and sounds great and does not seem to be too complicated.. I will do some reading up before I try it..Any suggestions and or tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your concern, because I am "new" to all this, and lovin it so far....
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Go to Morton's website. Don't they sell from the site to.
  6. If you can't get it locally, you're better off looking into Cure #1 or #2 depending on what you're curing.

    The price of TQ and the shipping are gonna kill ya!!

  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer Fire Starter

    Free shipping at amazon most of the time.
  8. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Don't bother with the bulk purchase from Amazon, I was wondering the same thing a few months ago, and once I found out where to look, I realized I could get it at the hardware/grocery store next door. Not every place has it, but if you have a few places that sell groceries around, chances are you'll find it sitting somewhere in the salt and seasonings area(typically on the bottom shelf I've noticed) for about $3 per bag. Good luck!
  9. I agree with Sausageboy cure#1 would be a better purchase then TQ.
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use both, and they both have their place.  Some people only use one or the other.

    Be sure not to do a straight substitution in a formulation as they are different compounds and must be used much differently.

    The Mortons web site has a store locator and there may be one near you.  If not, there are many places on the net if you don't mind the shipping charges.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. I buy mine on-line from LEM products. They ship quick and are reasonable with the shipping charges. Have fun with your sausage making and be sure to share the Q-View with us! [​IMG]
  12. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. Thanks again guys for all the help... I really "appreciate" it.... I will check into the "Cure #1 and #2" as well...
  14. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have a Bass Pro Shop close you can buy LEM Cure #1 there for like $3.99

    If you cant find it lemme know , i have pounds of pink cure #1.....Oh yeah since your new to this, maybe think about just the cure 1 before you venture into the cure 2? Just saying
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bow, evening.... for smoking stuff, cure # 1 is all you will probably need... Cure #2 is generally used for long term curing of stuff like salami's at about 50 deg. F or so...   Dave
  16. I bought mine on E-Bay.  There isn't a source within 1000 miles.  I paid $12.95 shipped for a 2lb bag.
  17. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer Fire Starter

    Academy sports has Fiesta brand cure #1 for $1.29 for 4 oz.
  18. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer Fire Starter

    You should have got it from Amazon and signed up for Amazon Prime and got free shipping...Amazon Prime is free for 30 days.

  19. I checked Amazon but they showed that the 2# bag was backordered.  Thank you for the heads up though.

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