Do I need to use cure #1? I normally pick up a pound of jimmy dean sausage and a pound of 90/10 ground round. Season it up with some Tony's Cajon spice, load it in my empty food grade silicone tube/caulk gun and shoot out about 60 sticks onto my dehydrator trays and run it at 150 ish for four hours. Family eats it up within two days. If I have to use a cure I will. But we really like these flavors. Any input appreciated.