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Cure Two Different Beef Cuts Together

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    Cure Two Different Beef Cuts Together

    Hi all, been a lurker for years, finally joined a couple months ago to patronize the site, the best place ever. Anyway, I bought half of a grass fed beefer and requested all large cuts, stew beef and minimal burger. It was a tiny little guy and I have all these 3-5lb cuts, including a gigantic 6.5lb standing 7 rib roast lol. Anyway, I make a lot of corned beef/pastrami and always wanted to try curing a faux "chuck roast" brisket. Research says they are awesome. So:

    The cuts are small and I plan to throw a couple different types of beef in the bucket to make it worth it. One is the full 4.25lb packer (I can't stop laughing because I'm usually figuring out how to stuff a 14+ pounder in there, in 3 pieces). The other would be a 4.75lb chuck roast. I have another chuck, same size, that might be used as well. Both are melon sized and shaped similarly. They are lean and don't need trimming.

    I spent quite a bit of time searching to get an answer. Usually I always get what I want here, but not this time. Is there any reason technically that I shouldn't cure both cuts together. It's doubtful there's a health danger to it, but maybe there is something I don't know. I use the cure calculator and it's always spot on, and I've used all different kinds of weights and thicknesses as well with great results.

    They should be thawed in the fridge within the next day or two...



    Welcome from Virginia. I am going to defer to the experts on this one.


      Welcome to The Pit. I don't know for sure, but I think thickness is more important than cut.


        Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!



          If they are in the same container and touching (stacked) then it will take longer to get the cure all the way through. Otherwise I can't see how it would matter.


          • shify
            shify commented
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            Yup - only issue is if they are touching or overlapping.

          Thanks guys, appreciate the wecome! It's all beef and agree they should swim in harmony. Just wanted to make sure there wasn't some kind of "thing" lol.


            Glad you joined.
            Hello from NW Oregon.



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