First Time Home Curing Ham

Discussion in 'Pork' started by brandon wiczen, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. So I'm looking into curing my own ham for Christmas dinner this year. I've done a good bit of homework and have the basics down. One of my major questions is this: are there any substances I might add to the curing brine that might not react well with the Insta-Cure? I'm really wanting to add Dr. Pepper but wanted to ask about doing so.
  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. Thanks Wood.

    I decided to skip a step and go straight to Pops for the answer. According to him, there should be no negative reaction between the Dr. Pepper and the nitrite.

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