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Post Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:15 pm

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In episode 107 you call for the usage of Prague Powder for the Canadian Bacon. My question is "Do you use Prague Powder #1 or Prague Powder # 2? You don't say which one to use in the video and it doesn't say in the recipe posted on line. I want to try this recipe soon. Thanks!!

Post Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:18 pm

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I use Prague Powder #1 (.aka. InstaCure #1, pink salt). #2 has sodium nitrates as well as sodium nitrites and to my knowledge is used in making dried/fermented sausages/uncooked sausages. I use it in Canadian bacon, belly bacon and pastrami.

Dick

Post Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:45 am
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I use Prague Powder #1, sometimes called pink curing salt. It contains sodium nitrite. Rough proportion for a brine is 1 tablespoon for every gallon of water.

Thanks for writing!

SR


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