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How Does a Pellet Smoker Tube Work? (Smoking Guide)

How a pellet tube smoker works is pretty simple, but there are quite a few different ways that you can use it that I love. I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with pellet tube smoking both cold smoking and hot smoking on various different types of smokers. I looked around for ages trying to find the right type …

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Some Charcuterie Recipes for Beginners (Meat Curing & Smoking)

When you start out with charcuterie as a beginner it can seem overwhelming with all the variations out there, in our very online connected world (low information diet is the key I reckon). The definition of charcuterie encompasses a lot more then dry-cured meats for most people, which I guess now it becomes whatever you want to highlight your charcuterie …

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How Much Curing Salt Per Pound of Meat? (Tool & Calculator)

Meat Curing Calculator Tool Method Equilibrium Dry Curing or Equilibrium Wet Brining Meat Weight lb kg g Pink curing salt % Salt % Water % % Calculations Pink Curing Salt 1.59 g or 0.056 oz (optional depending on preference or recipe) Sea Salt 15.88 g or 0.56 oz Water 0.181 litres or 0.048 gallons Recent tweaks – adjustable water for …

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Cold Smoked vs Hot Smoked Bacon – Which is Better?

Smoking bacon either with the cold or hot smoked method can both lead to some excellent outcomes. There are quite a few differences and remember, pretty much all the bacon you buy will be cold smoked. I have tried both hot and cold smoking using various different techniques and equipment. So I thought I would share what I’ve learned over …

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How to Match & Pair Smoking Wood for Flavor to Meat

Matching wood to meat can be really simple, I like to use the universal smoking woods as a first choice. Some flavors are better suited to the stronger types of smoking hardwood available. From my experience, I think they all lie on a spectrum light to strong. Light to medium wood has worked amazing for most meats. Strong woods which …

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The Delicious World of Cured Meat, but is Cured Meat Keto?

Cured meat has many forms and some of my friends are ketoers and wanted to know whether cured meat is keto-friendly. So I thought I’d answer that question for anyone online because probably a lot of people would ask the same. Is Cured Meat Keto? A ketogenic diet is defined by a low carbohydrate diet. All whole muscle cured meat …

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How to Cure Wild Game Meat (Know How, Pictures & Tips)

When I first started curing wild game meat, I based my ideas on the techniques used for lean, dry curing and Italian recipes. The results were fantastic! At the end of the day, meat is meat, and wild meat is generally just leaner. Curing the meat allows a whole other level of appreciation from what you harvest in the wild. …

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Getting to Know the Main Ingredients for Curing Meat

The main ingredients for curing meats does vary between the different styles and methods, but one ingredient is always present sea salt. I love all the different styles I have discovered for cured meat and use rival in them at home. From cold smoking, hot smoking, low & slow to dry curing meats. That one ingredient that unifies, salt specifically …

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Methods on How to Cure Meat with Salt (with Pictures)

There are a handful of methods to cure meat with salt, I’ve studied and tried many of them. Curing meat has so many different variations; the meat curing world is infinitely much larger than Italian classic salami or salumi. This post is an overview to explain each step and how I use salt to cure meat in different ways. When …

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How to Make the Best Bacon – (Calculator & Guide)

Being a huge bacon lover I’ve tried quite a few techniques and styles on how to make bacon at home. I have showcased below the accurate way to get the right amount of salt to match your taste which I’ll highlight below. Dry-cured or wet cured, un-smoked or smoked, here is a page that has all my successes and learnings …