Ingredient Substitutions

Discussion in 'Curing' started by cruiser rod, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. cruiser rod

    cruiser rod Smoke Blower

    Are there any substitutions for Dextrose and Starter culture? What is Starter culture anyway?
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Karo syrup can be used (clear) use 1.60 fluid oz per 5 lbs of meat.

    Powdered butermilk you can buy at your local wally world or grocery

    Starter cultures ferment sausage, develop color and flavor in a safe manner
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  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good to know about buttermilk powder in place of starter culture. I saw the stuff at the Amish market and was trying to figure out a use for it. Now I know!
  4. cruiser rod

    cruiser rod Smoke Blower

    Thanks, good stuff!

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