i am making beef snack sticks now…if im going to use encapsulated citric acid, do i still need to add sure cure with the seasoning? i plan on stuffing and smoking right away.
I would think you would need to. the ECA makes the cure work quicker (and gives that tangy bite), but won’t cure the snack sticks. You are correct no need to let the sticks rest overnight with the ECA, but still need the cure.
alanburkholder is correct ECA does not replace sure cure. I am going to make an update to the product page to make this clear.
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