using prague powder #1

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sputnam, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. sputnam

    sputnam Newbie

    making disney turkey legs. Recipe says 1 tsp prague. prague jar says """do not use more than recommended"""""" and it says 1 tsp for 5# meat. I only have 2.4# should I cut entire recipe in half or just drop the prague amount....or not worry about it?
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Personally I would follow the instructions from the company that made the cure I was using.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What re
    What recipe are you using for your cure? That can make a difference, if it's a brine (liquid). If it's a dry rub cure then stick to the 1 teaspoon per five pounds, in which case you'd need to weigh out the proper amount of cure for the weight of meat you are curing. And since you are curing individual drumsticks, you need to weigh each piece and apply the proper amount for each piece. If you use a brine mix, like Pop's (see below) then you mix the brine and can place all the drumsticks in, no need to weigh the meat just follow the recipe and the curing times mentioned.
  4. sputnam

    sputnam Newbie


    2 large turkey drumsticks

    4 teaspoons Morton's Kosher Salt

    1 teaspoon Prague powder #1

    3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

    1 cup distilled water

    i cut everything in half just to be safe.....but now I know I don't need to in the future. 

  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One thing you can do is.....

    Weigh out 2.6#'s of water.... now you have 2.4#'s turkey legs and 2.6#'s of water... (~2 1/2 pints) = 5#'s total weight... add the 1 tsp cure and dissolve... add remaining ingredients to dissolve... add all the brine / cure to the turkey legs and refer for recommended time... I recommend 5-6 days minimum for thorough curing.. turn / stir / mix daily....
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Has anyone mastered these Disney legs? There are a few threads on SMF but no definitive "I got it" recipe.
  7. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    I just use pops brine & smoke til 165 internal.
  8. sputnam

    sputnam Newbie

    legs are done and have a good, hammy taste. I would really love these things except there are sinew and tendons everywhere. Is this normal or did I screw something up?
  9. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

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