Most Americans, especially hunters, love cured and smoked meats, with ham, summer sausage and jerky being some of our favorites. In fact, in my opinion, the only food that rivals a good smoked meat is chocolate!
The concentrated cures usually have a name like “Fast Cure” or “Sure Cure”. They contain 6.25% sodium nitrite. The remaining 93.75% is salt. These concentrated cures are ALWAYS dyed pink. They are used at a rate of 4oz cure to 100 lbs of meat. This cure is more often used in sausages and is less likely to be used in a brine.
Some of you have asked me about the proper way to sharpen a knife using a both a rough steel and smooth steel. I’ve just uploaded a new instructional video on YouTube that discusses and shows you the proper way to sharpen your game-cutting knives. Remember…the key to fast and quality game cutting is a very sharp, quality knife!
If you would have asked me a month ago if I had a blog or would start a blog, I would have first asked you, “What is a blog?” and then laughed with an eye roll included. As I always say, I’d rather spend my time hunting or fishing!
But then I realized that a blog would be a great way to share answers to some of the frequently asked questions I receive via email from my customers and YouTube fans, upcoming events that I will speaking or presenting at, new “how-to” videos I’ve uploaded to my YouTube channel, and new products I will be selling on my website.
With that said, I invite you to follow me to learn more about wild game processing and my passion for the great outdoors. And always feel free to contact me with questions, comments or a great hunting or fishing story!