Sdickey1960 The main person you need to talk to is your inspector. You want to hear what people say here but make 100% sure your inspector is okay with your plan before you do ANYTHING. Different inspectors have different levels of rules. We had one in Texas that wouldn’t let a customer use our safe handling bags because it either was missing a comma, or it had a comma where he didn’t think there should be one. So, before you make any investments talk to them.
I am getting ready to make some snack stix using these
1 package Mandarin Teriyaki snack stick
1 oz Sure Cure
4 oz of Carrot Fiber
4oz Encapsulated Citric Acid
19mm Collagen Casings
2 Quarts Ice Cold Water
Would I use more water since i’m using carrot fiber?
Would I mix the sure cure and carrot fiber with the water?
harpo79 No, mix both the cure and the carrot fiber in with the meat and add the water, doing it the other way wont really hurt anything there is just no need and the carrot fiber might bind up the cure too efficiently. For water just use the 2 qts, that is more than enough. Using more won’t help your bind and it will increase your cook time. Remember if you are using encapsulated citric acid to go right to the smoker!
I hope this wasn’t too late to help!