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Hoosier Hill Farm Prague Powder No.1 Pink Curing Salt, 2.5 Pound

Prague Powder #1, also referred to as Tinted Cure or Pink Curing Salt, is used for all types of meats, sausage, fish, and jerky curing. One of the most popular curing salts, Prague powder #1 contains 6.25% sodium nitrite and 93.75% sodium chloride as per FDA and USDA regulations. A critical component in the meat curing and sausage making process, Prague Powder #1 is essential to prevent food poisoning. Additionally, Prague Powder #1 provides a distinct flavor and helps to prevent product discoloration.

Contains 2.5 lbs of Prague Powder No.1 Pink Curing Salt, also referred to as Tinted Cure or Pink Curing Salt. A critical component in the meat curing and sausage making process, enough to cure 1000 lbs of meat. Prague Powder #1 can be used in the preserving and curing of: Semi-dry and cooked meats, Sausage, Fish, Jerky, Bacon, Ham, Pastrami, Hard Salami, Corned Beef.

To cure correctly and within food safely guidelines, it is extremely important to use the proper amount of Prague Powder #1. As a curing agent, Prague Powder #1 serves to inhibit bacteria growth and helps to maintain meat flavor and appearance. Use 1 oz. of cure for 25 lbs. of meat or 1 level teaspoon of cure for 5 lbs. of meat or fish. Mix cure with cold water. Too much or too little Pink Curing Salt can adversely affect health, taste, and food quality.

Difference between Prague #1 and #2:

Prague powder #1 (aka Cure #1)

Prague powder #1 is 1 part (6.25%) sodium nitrite to 15 parts (93.75%) salt, plus anti-caking elements. It is used for all curing other than dry. You use 1 teaspoon for 5 pounds (2 kg) of meat, or 100g per 100 pounds (45 kg), and mix it with cold water to use.

Prague powder #2 (Cure #2)

Per pound (16 oz) (450g) of Prague powder #2, there is 1 oz (6.25%) sodium nitrite, .64 oz (4%) sodium nitrate, 14.36 oz (89.75 %) salt, and anti-caking elements. It is mostly for dry curing (e.g. products that require no cooking, refrigeration or smoking.) These meat products typically take a longer time to cure. You mix with cold water to use, using 1 teaspoon for 5 pounds (2 kg) of meat, or 100g per 100 pounds (45 kg.) Certain strains of micrococcus bacteria ferment the nitrate in Prague Powder #2, converting it to nitrite. Prague Powder #2 lasts longer in food, because while the nitrite turns into nitric oxide and dissipates, the nitrate instead has to first break down into nitrites before it can dissipate as nitric oxide, thus you have a preservative present for longer.

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Classic Corned Beef

1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Prague Powder #1
1 gallon ice water
5 pounds beef brisket, trimmed
3 tablespoons pickling spices
6 bay leaves, divided
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon allspice
1 teaspoon whole cloves

Dissolve salt, sugar and Prague Powder #1 in water in a shallow, non-reactive (stainless steel) container. Inject brine throughout meat using a flavor injector and place meat in brine liquid, along with pickling spices, 4 bay leaves and crushed red pepper. Keep submerged by weighing it down with a dish. Transfer to the refrigerator to brine for 5 days. Remove the brisket from the brine, rinse thoroughly and discard brine. Place brisket fat-side down in a Dutch oven. Cover with cold water and add remaining 2 bay leaves, garlic, peppercorns, allspice and cloves. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until tender, about 3 hours. Remove from liquid. Cool and thinly slice meat.
Salt, Sodium Nitrite, FD&C Red #3. Prague #1. contains 6.25% sodium nitrite, 93.75 % salt. WARNING - Sodium Nitrite is a toxic chemical , Use in accordance with your curing recipe and always measure to cure accurately.

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  • Author: Verified Customer
    1st time user. I used a whole pork belly to make bacon and it seamed to work as is should. I dissolved quickly when mixed with a little water for my wet brine and mixed evenly with my dry brine.
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    Great for my smoked meat.
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    Just a heads up. This is a LOT of salt.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Works fine, jar came with some dented corners, but no breaks.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Works wonders for cheap cuts of meat. Makes a stunning pastrami. Also did a pork shoulder that turned out to be a lovely ham.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    I love that you can get this product on Hoosier Hill Farm. Not only because Hoosier Hill Farm usually has the best prices but also because it's an extremely hard to find item. For example I went to a special spice store as well as Meijer Kroger and Walmart and none of them had it I was at my wit's end when I remembered that I have Hoosier Hill Farm Prime and search for on there and this is one of the products that came up first. We have been using this for curing our own hands and it works wonderful I also really like the container because you can buy cheaper refills and just put it back into the container because I prefer a reusable container like this rather than a bag. This works like it's supposed to and I like the quality of the product would recommend it highly
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    Great product, Seller was fast and accurate. Highly recommend.
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    great stuff
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    Does the job, and lots of it.
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    Good product....great price...awesome service!
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    This product met all my expectations.
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    Great for home made bacon making.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Made a bunch of corned beef and pastrami. Works great!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Product worked as prescribed. the receipt called for 1 and 1/2 cups of kosher salt and 2 tablespoons of no. 1 pink curing salt per gallon of water, and to be brined for 3 days. Meat came out very salty, couldn't eat , through out $35.00 of meat.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Works great for use in making homemade corn beef. That's all I've used it for so far. I use 1 tsp. per 5 lbs. meat, along with some Morton's Tenderquick and seasonings.
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    This product arrived in a timely manner and seems to be a great product.
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    best ever
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    When I first got started with curing meats, I went with a pre-mixed cure that you can buy here on Hoosier Hill Farm. It's convenient, and you don't have to worry about messing anything up. It was fine, but eventually I wanted to start trying new things. That's when I picked up this curing salt. Now I can put my own cures together and experiment.I've done Canadian bacon, buckboard bacon, American bacon, corned beef, and pastrami so far and I haven't made the slightest dent in this jar. It's going to outlast me at this rate! It's a fantastic buy for the price. And then when people start getting interested in curing their own meats because of how delicious yours are, you can give them some of your curing salt to get them started, because you're seriously not going to miss a few tablespoons!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Great product works perfectly!