Free Recipe Brine To Cure Ham and Bacon

Recipe Type: P Recipes

Recipe Preparation: boil

Cooking Ingredients for Brine To Cure Ham and Bacon Recipe

7 lb Plain salt; (not iodized)
3-1/2 lb Dark brown sugar
2 oz Salt peter
1 oz Red pepper; optional
1 oz Whole cloves; optional

Brine To Cure Ham and Bacon Preparation

This is for 100 pounds of meat. Dissolve first three ingredients in boiling water. Cool. Pour over meat in crock. Bacon takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Drain and smoke. Ham takes between 30 and 40 days. Check in 2 weeks for scum. If scum occurs, remove, wash meat off, start over again with new batch of brine. Cool temperature is a key to curing. Repack and time once again from the start. Great Grampa King”s recipe as given to busted by sooz Recipe by: Key Gourmet by sooz <kirkland@gj.net> on Mar 29, 1998

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Recipe Serves: 4

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