Pickled Venison


25 lbs venison
3 lbs salt
1/2 tsp saltpeter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 gallons water


Cut the meat into 4 to 6 lb pieces. Have barrel ready and spread a layer of salt on the bottom. Rub each piece of meat with a mixture of salt and pepper and pack down in layers, covering each with a layer of salt. The top layer should be of salt. Let stand overnight.
In the morning pour on the following brine: For 25 lbs of meat: 3 lbs Salt 1/2 t Saltpeter 1/2 c Brown Sugar, Packed Or Molasses 1/2 t Baking Soda 2 Gals Water
Dissolve the ingredients in 2 gallons water, stir until salt is dissolved. Test with an egg; if it floats, fine if not, add more salt. Pour over the packed, salted meat and if necessary, pour on more water to cover the meat. Invert a dish over it and put a heavy weight on it, to be sure that the meat will not float. It maybe used in 2 to 3 weeks. For 100 lbs of meat, double all ingredients.


The same process may be used for beef.


1.0 servings


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am


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