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Salt petre
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Nestor Carrion    Posted 09-30-2002 at 15:58:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I read your recipe to make corned beef. Unfortunately I haven't had any luck trying to find salt petre. I even asked in a pharmacy and no one had any idea where to get it. Could you help me to find it?
For your help I am most thankfull
N. Carrion


Chris    Posted 11-14-2002 at 15:53:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here's the link to the online shop who sells Salt Petre. 4oz for $4.95. Hope this will help!


Shane    Posted 10-30-2003 at 22:47:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ok what kind of side affects does sal petre have on a man will i still be able to reproduce?


Debbie in Virginia    Posted 10-04-2002 at 14:08:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got some saltpetre at my local pharmacy a few months ago. Haven't had time to make any corned beef yet, though I'm looking forward to it. You can't find corned beef round in the store anymore, just those flat briskets. Try a small pharmacy and speak directly to the pharmacist. He may need to order it for you, but it's not expensive. I think I paid about 3 dollars or so for a 4 ounce bottle. Good luck!


kraig WY Shoot (pardon the pun)    Posted 09-30-2002 at 16:52:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just use gunpowder, Black powder is made of equal parts of sulfer, charchol, and saltpetre.

When I was in the army in the sixties I heard the army put salt petre in the food, for what reason I don't know.

Call your local high school chemestry teacher. He should be able to tell you where you can get salt petre locally.


kevin    Posted 11-03-2002 at 15:22:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello , if you check in the pharmacy you may want to ask for potasium nitrate that is salt petre. as for the army putting in food...they also used it in food at summer camps...the reason is salt petre acts opposite the effects of viagra. to keep little boys hormones in check. and men in military away from their wives ....well you get the picture...now it is also a key ingredient in making plastic explosives ...which would explain the problems finding it redily available


JoeK    Posted 09-30-2002 at 17:20:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Adding saltpeter to servicemans food,cigarettes etc is a legend that probably dates back to Civil War days,Supposedly it reduced the "natural" urges of males,so they behaved and kept their mind on their military duties.


Sid    Posted 09-30-2002 at 19:14:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
An old WWII buddy of mine said for sure they fed it too him and it did just that. They fed it to him in the forties during the war and around 1985 he said it was just starting to take effect. Thanks Kraig and Joe K for opening the door


JoeK    Posted 09-30-2002 at 16:26:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Link with Info on salt petre,I would check in dept of store displaying pickleing salt,canning supplies etc....but not sure.


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