Author Topic: Cure?  (Read 257 times)

Offline brikel

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Cure?
« on: January 13, 2017, 05:04:48 pm »
I'm new to smoking meats.  I'm getting ready to make jerky tomorrow and reading posts on here and saw that some people recommend using cure.  What is the purpose of cure and do I really need it.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 05:10:05 pm by brikel »
Between the Smoker and the Maple syrup and the Bees I think I will have enough hobbies!!

Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Cure?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 02:40:27 am »
The cure (as in cure #1) is to provide additional protection from many food borne bacteria, especially clostridium botulinum - the bacteria that creates toxins which will cause the disease botulism.

Do you really need it? For ground meat jerky yes. For whole meat jerky I will just say, there are an overwhelming amount of jerky recipes and books that the only cure it the recipe is salt.



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Offline g

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Re: Cure?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 01:22:20 pm »