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BigOrson
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29 07 4:36 am    Post subject: Obtaining Tenderquick? Reply with quote

I'm having trouble locating some locally and the stuff is on backorder from Morton.

Any good ideas of places I could look? So far I've tried Wal-Mart, Super Target, Publix, Kroger and our local ACE Hardware (which never ceases to surprise me with the obscure canning stuff they stock).

I'm going to try the place where I buy my fresh casings, but it's a Whole Foods on steroids, so I don't hold much hope of them having it.

Got a half a deer coming this weekend and need to use some of it and clear out some shoulder roasts from the freezer. Figured a big batch of sausage would use it up and free some space.
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JimH
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29 07 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigOrson wrote:
I'm going to try the place where I buy my fresh casings, but it's a Whole Foods on steroids, so I don't hold much hope of them having it.


I found vegetable rennet & yogurt starters in the Whole Foods in Houston so it's a good bet that they carry TQ. If not, you can order it on-line from Allied-Kenco, I know there are other suppliers but I think Allied is going to be the closest to your location. You might check the Yellow Pages for a butcher supply store in your area first though.

http://www.alliedkenco.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29 07 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know for a fact that Sysco does not carry it, but they have pink-salt! what gives? and that is near $1.00/ounce from them in a 40-ounce container. Do you have the proper scales to mix your own?

we have 2 grocery stores here, and they both have TQ, one sells it for $3.59 a bag. and the other is pricing it at $4.79 a bag.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29 07 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
I know for a fact that Sysco does not carry it, but they have pink-salt! what gives? and that is near $1.00/ounce from them in a 40-ounce container. Do you have the proper scales to mix your own?

we have 2 grocery stores here, and they both have TQ, one sells it for $3.59 a bag. and the other is pricing it at $4.79 a bag.


I have a very accurate digital scale that can measure both in ounces and grams. I'd be willing to mix my own if I knew the proportions (I know I can get saltpeter at the corner Rite-Aid).

I guess in the vast wasteland of suburbia, folks don't much 'make their own' sausage. They buy what they want.

If I was still in New Orleans, I could bop on down to Rouse's or Robert's and likely find what I wanted in short order. In the outer rings of Atlanta, I'm getting a little stymied. Since my local Whole Foods makes their own sausage on-site, I still have hope that I can get some from them (along with my casings).

Chalk it up to another reason to hate Suburbahell, I guess...
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Stan41
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30 07 8:24 am    Post subject: Tender Quick Formula Reply with quote

My bag of Tender Quick says the ingredients are:
Salt
Sugar
Doesn't say how much of each, but it is mostly salt.
.5 % Sodium Nitrate (saltpeter)
.5 % Sodium Nitrite
Notice that that's 1/2 percent of these items.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30 07 8:33 am    Post subject: Old time sausage recipe Reply with quote

I also have an old sausage recipe that calls for 1/2 lb. salt, 1 Tablespoon saltpeter for each 25 pounds of meat. Along with other seasonings like pepper, sage. But this is the proportions of cure in sausage.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30 07 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went looking for some in the canning section at fred's and dident find it there, it was with the salt n pepper. Heres the morton site it has a product locator in the upper right.

http://www.mortonsalt.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03 07 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone s having problems getting tender quick, I have some extra that I can part with. I will ship USPS priority mail.

I have 3 extra bags of tender quick that I do not need. if anyone wants it I will ship it at my actual cost at 3.59 per bag (which is what it cost me)
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