Amount of Brine/Meat

Discussion in 'Curing' started by acd4476, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. acd4476

    acd4476 Fire Starter

    Using Pops brine, is it safe to just continue adding gallons of the brine without an increase in meat?  Doing an 9 lb belly and Im doubting one gallon will cover it safely.  Thanks.   
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep. You'll be good. Honestly though a 9 pound belly should be fine in a gallon, all depends on your container.
  3. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I use 5 gallon pickle buckets, Youll need about 2-2-1/2 gallons,. works for me for the bellies I have are usually around 12-15 lbs cut in 3rds
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  4. acd4476

    acd4476 Fire Starter

    Thanks guys. Put it in a 2.5 gallon ziploc by cutting it into 3rds and then in the fruit crisper in the fridge. The meat is touching but is completely submerged. Doo I need to turn it in pops brine or just leave it?
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Won't hurt to turn it.

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