Cure #1 @7%

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  1. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    Today I want to smoke some bacon, pepperoni etc. However I have a question.

    All the recipes I have read calls for instacure #1 @ 6.25%. The curing salt I have is 7%.

    How can I work out how much of my cure I need to add? For example, if a recipe asks for 6g of instacure #1 how much should I add?

    Also I assume I will need to add more salt as I have less in my cure.

  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Multiply the instacure quantity the recipe asks for with 0.893. Can your scale handle the difference between 6.25% and 7%? For the 6g example then difference would be ~0.65g.
  3. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    Yeah. my scales are .01g

    Whould I also need to add more salt?
  4. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    10.7% more salt (10.7% of the instacure quantity)

    To keep the same format:
    your curing salt in amount of 89.3% of the instacure quantity required in the recipe

    and 10.7% extra salt (also percentage of the instacure quantity).
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014
  5. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    So if the recipe says:

    6g cure #1

    30g salt

    I will need to add

    5.358g (6*0.893) cure #1 @ 7%

    33.21g (30+10.7%) salt

    Is that correct?
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Extra salt is percentage of the instacure quantity not salt
    Total salt=30g + 10.7%x6g=30.642g salt.
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  7. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    Perfect. Thank you so much for your help.

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