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Old 03-07-2014, 12:09 AM   #3
Babbling Farker
Join Date: 07-06-13
Location: Oklahoma

Offthehook, I think the OP wants to cure it for ham or bacon?

If that's the case, a whole butt (bone out)--I'd go at least 10 days. Sliced in half along the horizontal (not a vertical chop), making thinner pieces, each about the size of a slab bacon, you'd cure those each in separate containers for about 7 days.

I know I can leave my brined (with dry rub no water) for two weeks no problem. Bacteria can't grow cause of the salt and nitrites/nitrates.

I don't know if you are wet or dry brining.. I think I recall wet brining works faster.
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