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Offline csakis

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Curing salt in supermarkets?
« on: February 14, 2009, 09:38:46 am »
I would like to make some sausages today. However, I do not have curing salt. I tried our local Smith's grocery shop they did not even know what I was talking about. Does anyone know any grocery stores or supermarkets that sell cure #1 or cure #2?
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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 09:52:02 am »
Try your local butcher shop. Cure 1 is for freash sausages and cure 2 is used for dried sausage, like pepperoni. You should be able to buy Morton Tender Quick at a market also.

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 10:35:02 am »
I had to buy it online. I used alliedkenco.com
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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 09:35:04 pm »
I went to 10 shops and markets and spent half the day driving around in Santa Fe, but I failed. At most places they did not even know what I was talking about. I am really disappointed. I will order it online, but I really wanted to make some dry sausages this long weekend.  guess I still can make some fresh ones.

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 04:09:18 am »
Online is the only place I know of. Shipping is a killer though. ButcherPacker is another place that has them.
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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 04:25:38 am »
The sausage maker has cure also. I would check them all out, like HCT said shipping is where the cost really increases.
So here are some choices,
http://alliedkenco.com/
http://www.sausagemaker.com/
http://www.butcher-packer.com/
http://www.eldonsausage.com/

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 10:02:50 am »
Purchased Morton's TQ at the local Kroger's today.  After losing all my canadian bacon and tasso to the ice storm, I gots lots of curing and snoking to do.  I also had several pounds of smoked white cheddar cheese in the frig.  In order to help several of my friends, I handed out lots of it for people to eat during the storm.  Also gave awy lots of the canadian bacon as it was thawing.  I now have orders to smoke more cheese and canadian bacon!!

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread.  Just excited to get to smoking! :D

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 10:08:21 am »
Purchased Morton's TQ at the local Kroger's today.  After losing all my canadian bacon and tasso to the ice storm, I gots lots of curing and snoking to do.  I also had several pounds of smoked white cheddar cheese in the frig.  In order to help several of my friends, I handed out lots of it for people to eat during the storm.  Also gave awy lots of the canadian bacon as it was thawing.  I now have orders to smoke more cheese and canadian bacon!!

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread.  Just excited to get to smoking! :D

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 08:51:53 pm »
Mike,
Thanks but that's a great problem for me to have.  You do what you have to take care of your friends. You guys have all been great support for Jan & me.  We are forever grateful.

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 06:49:08 am »
I just recently found out that cure #1 is a controlled substance in Canada and therefore very hard to find. I did purchase some of it from my local butcher.

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 03:11:40 pm »
I had finally found some cure #1 locally at a small German deli and meat market. I had to talk to the owner or his son to purchase some from them. The owner's son told me that cure #1 could be used to make explosives and was not normally sold over the counter. Anyway he sold me a couple of ounces and I used it to mix up a batch of dry cure:  http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?t=441

Worked fantastic with my first batch of back bacon:  http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=9155.0

I have since ordered some on line....

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 07:25:07 pm »
Nick, just curious, did you end up at Ditmers in Mountain View? With the Kuta's book you can pretty much top anything they have! Very over rated in my book.

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 02:45:20 am »
Nick;

I would just double check with the owner, see if he sold you saltpeter instead of cure #1, and ask him how it is measured. I don't know that much about saltpeter (other then it is a main ingredient in gunpowder) and never cured with it, but I believe it is measured differently then cure #1 and the curing times may be different.


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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 04:04:18 pm »
SS and Habs,  It was Ditmers in Mountain View. I did purchase some ribs from them once but didn't care for them very much. It was the only place I could find cure #1.  I'll have to agree that they are over rated but the owners were very helpful making sure I was getting what I wanted.

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Re: Curing salt in supermarkets?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009, 05:56:33 pm »
I just recently found out that cure #1 is a controlled substance in Canada and therefore very hard to find. I did purchase some of it from my local butcher.

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I don't have any problem getting cure #1 here in Saskatchewan or Western Canada for that matter. I can buy it at JB Sausage in Regina. It's called SuperCure but it's exactly the same. Here is their site listing the SuperCure.
http://www.jbsausagesupplies.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=25_52

Here is another supplier that sells Cure #1, in this case it's Prague Powder. The company is called Halford and Atlas Butcher Supply and is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Here's a link.
http://www.atlascutlery.com/

Here is another one in Langley BC called Stuffers Supply Company. I can't see the cure #1 on their site but I'm sure they sell it.
http://www.stuffers.com/

I'm sure it must be available in Eastern Canada as well. I would look through the yellowpages to find some sausage supply stores. If all else fails the links I supplied also ship but I would bet it is available closer to home.

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