Andy_9 Are you the person I happened to be in the showroom when you called yesterday? Sounds exactly like what I was helping the showroom out with yesterday. processhead good answer, concise and accurate!
bpschuebel While it being greyish would mean the cure wasn’t effective it being pink doesn’t necessarily mean it is perfectly safe. Color change is one of the properties of the cure, it isn’t the only thing it does. I’d still treat it as a fresh product, it might be fine but I wouldn’t think it would be worth risking it. Freeze whatever you arent going to eat in 3-5 days and vac seal everything else and you’ll be safe.
Made 6 pounds each of chicken fajita and smoked jalapeno sausage yesterday. They turned out great I think I like the chicken better than the pork now. If you use chicken for cured sausage always use sure gel add about 20 to 25 % more seasoning than you do with pork. Also I mix mine for at least 6 to 8 minutes with hand mixer. After stuffing just smoke as you would pork except bring internal temperatures to 165.
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