on line conversion tables

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by alblancher, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A buddy asked about converting grams to Tablespoons and Teaspoons when using the dry cured bacon calculator.  I found this site that seems to be a pretty good resource for all of us.

    I recommended this conversion intended for table salt to measure the cure mix

    http://convert-to.com/456/table-salt-amounts-converter.html

    and this is the home page for the site that seems to have lots of culinary conversions

    http://convert-to.com/

    I haven't check the accuracy of the tables

    We should all measure cures with digital scales but I hope this helps in a "pinch"

    Al
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    I love Himalayan salt..I am sure this is not advice to use it for curing.

      Craig
     
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for catching that Jimmy!  Just goes to show you what happens when you are not paying 100% attention!

    It said Pink Salt, I asked why you would need a conversion for pink salt when Cure 1 is almost 94% table salt.  And I didn't answer my own question.

    Thanks

    So   Just use the conversion for Standard Table Salt when needing to convert Grams of Cure 1 to tablespoons or teaspoons

    I'll pm the correction to the member that asked me about it!
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I know you are right, Craig...Simply misread, I'm sure....Al's a GOTO GUY!....JJ
     
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  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  9. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Better yet,

    Buy a scale and use weights when measuring cure mixes!

    I didn't even know the Himalayans dyed their salt pink.  Their robes and curtains yes but salt? 

    There is a slight difference in the two calculators (about 2.5%).  When using volume measurements for cures you can introduce a decent amount of error and I don't know if 2.5% is significant.  I need to check that one day.
     
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  11. Thanks Al,

                      I just got a 10 lb belly last night and will be using the conversion calculator for cure, salt, & sugar.

    BobDog
     

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