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Too much cure #1 sausage?

Jgreen

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Hi guys. This was my first time making kielbasa do I made a pretty small first batch (1889 grams of pork). The recipe called for about 4.25 grams of cure and for some reason I got lazy and just put a teaspoon (around 7 grams) instead because the package said one teaspoon per 5 pounds of meat.

Is this still safe? Or just better to chuck it? I'm leaning towards trying again just in case but wanted to get your guys opinion
 

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That's kind of high, but it won't kill ya... The max allowed it 200ppm and you got about 230ppm , if you actually had 7 grams

I think a teaspoon is 6 gram's, and if so it would be right around 200ppm

Did you measure the weight of a spoonful after the fact or just guessing? You could add a little more meat to the batch if you'd feel better about it
 
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I wouldn’t worry about it, yes it’s a bit much, so if it were me I would take it out of the cure a couple of days ahead of time. It will cure much faster with that amount of cure in it.
Al
 

Jgreen

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That's kind of high, but it won't kill ya... The max allowed it 200ppm and you got about 230ppm , if you actually had 7 grams

I think a teaspoon is 6 gram's, and if so it would be right around 200ppm

Did you measure the weight of a spoonful after the fact or just guessing? You could add a little more meat to the batch if you'd feel better about it
I used a teaspoon measurement and put it into a bowl on top of a scale. I had some sort of lapse in judgment. I remember seeing at least 7 on the scale when I dropped it in so must of been a little more than a teaspoon?

It's already stuffed into natural casings, so I guess I could squeeze it out and add more meat. Thanks for responding!
 

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A teaspoon of Cure #1 is just shy of 6 grams. An extra gram in your Kielbasa won't hurt. Especially since it will be cooked...JJ
 

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Did you zero out the scale when you put the bowl on it? Or was that the lapse in judgment perhaps :emoji_astonished::emoji_laughing:
 

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This is hard to answer.... The first thing you need to do is verify the accuracy of your measuring spoon. A teaspoon of water is 4.9 grams. So try that and see just how true your teaspoon really is. Interesting ARTICLE from Cooks
 

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