Bacon Calculator

Whilst there are already quite a few cure calculators for bacon on this site, none allow you to choose your own levels of salt, sugar etc. This one enables you to do just that whilst still curing to either EU or US commercial standards.

It has not been possible to present this calculator in the style of the rest of the site but it is fully functioning and accurate. It can be used for any type of dry curing project, not just for bacon.

Links at both the top and bottom of the page will return you to the main site when finished.

Bacon Curing Calculator

11 thoughts on “Bacon Calculator”

  1. I have been using this method for about two months now. So much better and just the right amount of saltiness.

  2. Phil,

    I really enjoy this calculator as it provides enough flexibility to allow me to tweak my cures — less salt for my wife; a bit sweeter for my daughters.

    I used it to make beef bacon, canadian bacon and traditional pork belly. Thanks very much.

  3. Hi Phil, I have used your calculator a number of times with pork from local butchers with pleasing results. I am thinking to go for a rare breed(Large white) for the next batch from an on line supplier. To make up the cost for free shipping I am going to add a breast of limb. Would the same equilibrium cure work for this or do I need to adjust the quantity for lamb bacon ?

    1. Hi Mark I don’t see why not. It’s not something I make but, if I was to, that’s what I’d do. Ground coriander seed may be a nice spice to use with the lamb.

      1. Hi Phil
        Thank you ,
        Lamb bacon is underway.
        You are right ground coriander does work well with lamb but it was the one empty pot in the cupboard !
        However I seem to recall reading (somewhere) that as lamb has a lot of unsaturated fat and this oxidises when cooked and gives a punchy lamb flavour. Using antioxidants such as mustard and orange peel gives a more subtle flavour. So tried a little mustard powder.
        About 2 or 3 teaspoons (exact weigh in my note book) per the 1Kg lamb breast
        A day or so to go and I will see.

          1. Lamb ‘bacon’ is not the tidiest slice I have produced as the breast is quite thin, maybe a tight rolling next time.
            Flavour is sort of lamb chop cooked in bacon fat. No hint of the mustard I used.
            Different but very tasty.
            I think its robust enough to take a little cold smoking (Next time)
            Marking this in my notebook as a successful experiment using a very cheap cut of meat

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