Sure cure clumping
erich52 last edited by
Has any one had their sure cure clump up when they add it to water? Will this effect my sausage?
@erich52 I’ve never seen that happen before but I suppose it is possible. How clumpy are we talking about? As long as it was thoroughly mixed in with the meat I would imagine not as the clumps would break down. Now, if you are saying it created two big lumps and was never distributed through the meat then yes, it might prevent the nitrite from being evenly distributed through the sausage.
Unless your grinding frozen chunks or large pieces of meat their really is no reason to do that. Its not going to really hurt anything if you do though. But for a small grind with a smaller grinder just cut the pieces smaller so they feed through better.
Try sticking them in your fridge for a few days to dry out a bit more. Uncovered.
@pigman34 I vacuum seal 1 year no problems