Riney No, there is nothing that should cause any issues. When we first got it we tested its claim that it could hold 26 times its weight in water by putting an oz in a bowl and putting 26 oz of water, it created a thick paste, similar to apple sauce and we left it out for a few days. It never dried up even when by itself and exposed to the air so I can’t imagine you are going to run into any issues!
binders for pepperoni
can I use powdered milk as binder instead of carrot fiber?
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mitch0700 I wouldn’t use carrot fiber in pepperoni. Carrot fiber is going to hold to much water/moisture for that style of sausage. It is typically used in fresh style sausages to help make a juicy sausage. Sure gel would be a better choice and while I am not sure off the top of my head I think it is a powdered milk product or has some in it. There are some other choices if allergies are a concern. Because it is a cured sausage you will want to get good protein extraction and sure gel will help with that process.
YooperDog , thank you! I think I’ll try the milk powder, I have that on hand. I’ve used it with bratwurst and they came out great.
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mitch0700 Yes, Sure Gel is a powdered milk product with some phosphate