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    Anyone know

    Where I can get a very small quantity of salt peter food grade from? I am going to have a go at pickling a haunch of venison , never done it before so its all a bit new to me.
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    Have you tried Weschenfelders (http://www.weschenfelder.co.uk/) or the sausage making website (http://www.sausagemaking.org/acatalo...0_grammes.html)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Stu

    Have you tried Weschenfelders (http://www.weschenfelder.co.uk/) or the sausage making website (http://www.sausagemaking.org/acatalo...0_grammes.html)?

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    Thanks for the links I see they do a curing kit for beef but its sold out thats a shame as that would have been ideal.

    The other link is a bit worrying as using saltpeter is quite critical and needs gram scales in its use so obviously it not a matter of just clodding in a couple of spoonfulls so need to do more research before I poison myself

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    This one looks like it might be worth a try: http://www.biltongbox.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=112

    Though I've not tried it, I've got some other recipes somewhere. If you want me to dig them out, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Stu

    This one looks like it might be worth a try: http://www.biltongbox.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=112

    Though I've not tried it, I've got some other recipes somewhere. If you want me to dig them out, let me know.

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    Anything you can dig out would be appreciated.
    Stu

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    goto a chemist shop.
    lakelander and heym rifles.

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    Mannlicher-Stu, you do not really need Salt Petre (Potassium Nitrate or Sodium Nitrate). These only help preserve the colour of the meat you are curing. If you cannot get any, go ahead and cure without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannlicher_Stu View Post
    Where I can get a very small quantity of salt peter food grade from? I am going to have a go at pickling a haunch of venison , never done it before so its all a bit new to me.
    Thanks
    Stu
    I looked and Google says fleabay.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/400g-Saltpetre...Garden_Food_SM

    Hi purity... Watch not blow the cooker up tho' ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricksmaile View Post
    goto a chemist shop.
    I make nitrated paper for combustible cartridges for my 1859 Sharps and I buy potassium nitrate from drug stores (Chemists) who do custom compounding. Here they are getting snarky about selling it. I had to search a bit to find it.~Muir

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    I seem to remember that it is also a primary ingredient for making gunpowder, the other two important imgredients are also avaiable on evilbay. Isn't it nice that they allow such listings including the chemicals necessary to make high explosives that children can buy but they banned reloading supplies.

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