Amount of cure for Beef Ribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bigfish98, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    I have some beef ribs that I want to make into corned beef ribs.  They weigh 4 pounds total.  That would be 4 tablespoons of tenderquick or 2 ounces by weight I believe.  But does it make a difference since the majority of the weight comes from bones?  Will the meat have too much cure? 

    Bigfish
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am sure one of the Dry Cure guys will chime in but I would think Pops Brine with a 1/4-1/2C Pickling Spice would make some great Corned Beef Ribs. Information I have seen indicates 1C Tender Quick per 4C of water plus Spices is a common Curing Brine as well...JJ

    Edit the site I looked at said 1C per Gallon...Silly other site!
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012
  3. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Be safe and follow what they recommend,

    What you stated is for a dry cure. 

    All the info is on their website. . mortonsalt.com.

    Dry cure: 1TBS per pound of meat 

    Brining: 1C to 4 Cups of water

    Never tried a dry cure on corned beef.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Your right, the Bag says 1C per 4 Cups Water guess that is why SMF is a MUCH better site. Time for an Edit...Thanks...JJ
     
  5. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Jimmy, I didn't see your post. I was researching when you posted because I didn't remember the details[​IMG]

    Bigfish, back to the original question, from everything I have read it is the same mixture/ratio regardless of meat/fat/bone. 
     
  6. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys!
     

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