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Mar 1, 2011 01:39 PM

Saltpeter in Milwaukee?

Anyone know where I can find saltpeter in MKE? Looking to brine my own corned beef.

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  1. You could try some of the small family drugstores like the one in Whitefish Bay or Hayek's in Shorewood. If all else fails you could go to Benjy's or Jakes and ask them if they have some you could purchase! (corned beef OR saltpeter........)

    1. I don't want to rewrite the book on look here for more enlightenment on the ingredient.

      Pink Salt I think is what you really want. If you can not find it locally.....Look to Butcher and Packer. to be exact.

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      1. re: JanPrimus

        Morton Tender quick is a version as well and you can get it in grocery's that sell canning supply. I'm doing corned deer again this year. Much leaner using rump. Recipe and comments here:

      2. Isn't this the kind of thing the Spice House carries? Not sure about the pink salt; but I'd bet they could at least point you in the right direction for that. And they certainly have all the rest of the spices.

        Spice House
        1031 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI

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        1. re: joypirate

          As far as the spices go, you are in Mecca as in Penzeys land. Their corned beef kit + garlic + brown sugar + Morton Tender quick is all you need.