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Wet cured ham using saltpeter

Soidogz

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Hi all, I'm living in thailand and would love to make wet cured ham, I've watched videos and I seem to be totaly confused there seems so much info out there, so if there's anyone I can talk to about how much water/ saltpeter to use and how long to leave it soaking for I would love to hear your recipes.
Many thanks
 

Hamdrew

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I am not sure at all about potassium nitrate. Many here use sodium nitrite and/or sodium nitrate. Also, celery juice powder.

earch the site for "pop's brine". Very simple and pretty foolproof.

That said, he seems to have had a little more of a sweet tooth than I. I only use about half the sugar.
 

DanMcG

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You won't find much info here on saltpeter, It just isn't used that much anymore. You really want to find yourself some cure #2
 

mike243

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you might want to look up the uses and side affects of salt peter, wont affect a lot of folks over 70 lmao,
 

PolishDeli

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What is the purity of the salt peter?
You'll want to target about 700ppm ingoing KNO3.

Is thete no way you can get cure#1 (NaNO2 6.25% + NaCl 93.75%)?
It's what most of us use for making ham.
 

Soidogz

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What is the purity of the salt peter?
You'll want to target about 700ppm ingoing KNO3.

Is thete no way you can get cure#1 (NaNO2 6.25% + NaCl 93.75%)?
It's what most of us use for making ham.
Thankyou for your reply I have these but not sure what 20-30 % extension means, it's very easy to get the Sodium nitrate but the vadals supercure i bought over from australia, and can't get it here
 

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