Help! Did I use too much Prague Powder #1?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by gruntsman, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. I used this recipe...
    http://ilovemeat.com/homemade-bacon-part-1-cure/

    And I accidentally used 2 tbs of Prague powder 1, how bad is this? Do I need to toss the meat out? I started it about two hours ago (3pm CST, 12/4) and just realized my mistake
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2 Tbs of PP#1 is enough for 30 lbs of meat.  What is the weight of the meat you are curing?
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    rinse it and start over... His recipe is a little heavy on the salt and sugar....
    For 10# of bellies, I would use 2 tsp. cure... 2% salt 20 ish grams... 1% sugar, 10 ish grams... rub it all in and refer for 14 days... turning daily.... rinse, dry and refer for another week... then smoke.... I have found those times/days to provide the best flavor...
     

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