Thanks for the info. I’m not sure what the weight was of the cure because the butcher prepared it for me but it was only about 2 cups worth so I was concerned I was short on cure for the brine. Just guessing but I dont believe the 2 cups weighed out to 1.75lb. I should be close though so I’ll be throwing her on the smoker tomorrow. Thanks again.
Sure cure vs Prague #2???
What is difference between your sure cure and Prague #2???and what kind of effect would you get if you added a little extra cure salt , would you get a little more shelf life in refrigerator if you added maybe say extra 20% to summer sausage or snack sticks???
angel4us Prague #2 has both nitrates and nitrites in it whereas sure cure has nitrites but no nitrates in it. The addition of nitrates makes it a better choice for slow or cold curing where as Sure Cure or #1 cure is what you use for things you are going to smoke with heat like snack sticks. Unless you are cold curing something then use Sure Cure.
Adding more cure isn’t going to give you more shelf life. FSIS/USDA regulates the amount of ingoing nitrite into a sausage, and the maximum allowed is 156 ppm, so you would not want to go above this. Our formulations are designed to be within the limits as regulated by the USDA.
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