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Old 07-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #17
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Originally Posted by bacardi2001 View Post
Then I mentioned that Tenderquick

what is ternderquick?
That's the stuff.

Originally Posted by Mo-Dave View Post
I find all this is very interesting, thanks for all the test in the name of bbq.

Now I am thinking that if a person just laced some tender quick in the fire box or even wet a slab of lump or wood with with some TQ slathered on it and let dry, if that would help promote a smoke ring, same as the few lumps of charcoal Thrideye adds. Sounds like a good experiment senerio.
I don't think it will work that way. There is such a low concentration of nitrates in TQ. The salt is the carrier. The percentages are 0.5% nitrate and 0.5% nitrite.

The nitrates are way less in TQ than in your standard pink salts (which is why it's marketed for home use). Pink salts contain 6.25% nitrates in a salt carrier.

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