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Can I re-use corning liquid?

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    Can I re-use corning liquid?

    Maybe a dumb question...so forgive me in advance. I am corning the first of three beef bellies (making pastrami) and have the first one (11+ pounds) in three gallon in the fridge. Is it safe / advisable to reuse the corning liquid for a second belly, after the first one is done?

    I would not, for good safety reasons.


      I want to know where you got the beef belly? I want to make some pastrami outta that.


      I would not. You should start with a fresh batch where you are sure of the percentages of the ingredients.


        Okay, that seems sensible. I'll start afresh with each (although it would have been so much easier :-)). In answer to the sourcing question...it took me a lot of calls and cajoling but I found a great butcher in LA who will special order them for me. They have a standing order from me...I haven't made pastrami for a year (it didn't seem right, given everything happening in the meat supply chain), but have had great luck with bellies made into pastrami. They are from "Greater Omaha" (see picture).
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          By the way, from what I understand, they are rare because butchers like to break sides down (for economic reasons) in ways that don't yield bellies...my butcher will mail me once in a while and ask me if I want some.


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            For fun and information on breaking down beef try Bearded Butchers' videos on Youtube.


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