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

Discussion in 'Curing' started by gruntsman, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not for sure,,,

    How many pounds??? maybe this calculator will help  ya 

    http://diggingdogfarm.com/page2.html

    Good luck and let us know 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
  2. About 5 pounds
     
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, it seems like you used 6x the amount of cure required. Personally, I'd write it off.

    Some may say rinse and start over, but the cure has already started into the meat, and there's really no way of knowing how much.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
  4. Yeah. Just read everything again. I screwed it up.
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It happens. In the long run, the loss of the meat will be cheap compared to any possibility of illness.

    Try again, you'll nail it.
     
  6. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry my friend, but yes straight in the trash.
     
  7. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    OP didn't say if he's curing wet or dry. Makes a difference.
     
  8. travisty

    travisty Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    More specifics could help, but based on what was provided I would chuck it myself, that is 6x the recommended amount for 5# Furthermore, you want to use weight not size to measure cures, I know that is a debated topic with cure since the grains are a consistent size, But IMHO I think something that delicate and something with the potential to kill or make sick I think investing in a scale is a good idea.
     

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