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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Hi all,

I am looking to buy some salt in semi bulk. Have been curing salmon using standard flaked sea salt and it isn't really the cheapest option. Places like mistygully sell 3 and 5kg packs for a good price but the shipping is more expensive than the salt!

Hoping to find somewhere in sydney I can pick up from instead if anyone knows a place, planning on turning a full pork belly from Costco in to bacon in the near future. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:00 pm 
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zepth wrote:
Hi all,

I am looking to buy some salt in semi bulk. Have been curing salmon using standard flaked sea salt and it isn't really the cheapest option. Places like mistygully sell 3 and 5kg packs for a good price but the shipping is more expensive than the salt!

Hoping to find somewhere in sydney I can pick up from instead if anyone knows a place, planning on turning a full pork belly from Costco in to bacon in the near future. :)

You don't use Kosher/canning salt for curing. I think what you guys get over there is called QwickCure or something. That's what you use for bacon. Sodium nitrite is what you are looking for. Follow package directions.

On Edit: Here ya go. http://www.smokedandcured.com.au/1kg-1- ... -nitrites/

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:40 pm 
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I would rather bulk salt, I can then add nitrite for bacon but keep it nitrite free for the majority of the time I will use it for salmon which i cure with a simple brown sugar, salt and spice mix.

I looked at smoked and cured, but they want $20 shipping for $20 worth of salt so I need somewhere local I can pick up from.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:20 pm 
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Huh, can't believe a local grocery store don't carry Kosher or canning salt. That's strange. Oh.."canning" salt is the same as Kosher, other than not being Kosher..and the grain size. Go by weight, not volume and all is equal for your purposes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:32 pm 
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most of what I have been able to find in bulk is table salt. Too small grain wise and not really what is recommended for curing.

I can find the equivalent of kosher salt only in small boxes that are expensive when used in the quantities you need for curing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:46 pm 
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Try having a look for 'flossy' salt, I've seen it a few places, and think it's basically the same as kosher.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:07 pm 
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zepth wrote:
most of what I have been able to find in bulk is table salt. Too small grain wise and not really what is recommended for curing.

Yeah table salt (iodized) is not what you want for any cure/brine application. I don't even have any in my house.

How close are you to the ocean? I have often thought about "making my own". And that stuff WILL have some nitrate/ite in it as well. Be a cool project.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:21 pm 
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i read/googled kosher salt in Australia and came to the conclusion cooking salt was the appropriate local alternative.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:01 pm 
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Thanks Grandpipe, that's good to hear. I've been using cooking salt in my rubs for years not having a clue if I was doing the right thing by using it


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