Which salts ta store

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by OldCootHillbilly, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

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    Well, part a our set back program includes salt.

    We store Iodized salt fer regular use but also store just plain salt as well as kosher salt.

    The reason: well if ya need salt ta smoke meats fer storage, idodized salt will give the meat a off sorta metallic taste. Regular salt won't. I use lots a kosher salt fer my smoked meats. There be a difference in the weights a kosher an the smaller table salt size grains, so in that respect ya gotta be carefull how much ya use. If ya use tabel salt grains in a recipe callin fer kosher salt it will be way to salty. Best to do yer salt by weight rather then a cup meassure.
     
  2. goshengirl

    goshengirl Supporting Member

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    Non-iodized salt is good for canning, too.
     

  3. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    I just received my order of 110# of sea salt. I use it for canning. Regular table salt turns the liquid in my beans and meat cloudy. Sea salt doesn't, but it does seem to have a much stronger taste and I've found that I use less.

    Here is where I got it.

    Pure Ocean Sea Salt - Atlantic Sea Salt - 55 lbs. (fine)
     
  4. lotsoflead

    lotsoflead Well-Known Member

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    I store a couple hundred pounds of Iodized salt and a couple hundred pounds of plain salt that i got from the local feed store for about 18. a hundred.