Author Topic: Amount of cure #1 per pound of ground meat?  (Read 3799 times)

Offline KyNola

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Amount of cure #1 per pound of ground meat?
« on: November 02, 2009, 08:40:38 am »
Can some of you jerky experts give me the proper ratio of cure #1 per pound of ground meat please?  I would appreciate it.

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Re: Amount of cure #1 per pound of ground meat?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 08:51:17 am »
20 teaspoons or 6 tablespoons for each gallon of water in a brine solution.
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4 teaspoons for each 5 pounds of meat (whole) for dry cure.
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1 teaspoon for each 5 pounds of meat comminuted for dry cure. This would be for your ground beef, if you aren't going to use a brine.
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Re: Amount of cure #1 per pound of ground meat?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 08:52:37 am »
It should be 1 teaspoon for 5 pounds.

so according to JT's calculator 0.2 teaspoons. I would say 1/4 teaspoon.
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Re: Amount of cure #1 per pound of ground meat?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 09:00:28 am »
Wow! someone actually used it  ;D

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Re: Amount of cure #1 per pound of ground meat?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 09:16:56 am »
Thanks guys!

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