To Corn Beef
fresh killed beef
1 1/2 lbs fine salt (best quality)
1/2 lb brown sugar
1/2 oz salt peter
1 - Thoroughly scrub and clean a good oak barrel.
2 - Put as muich fresh killed beef as desired to be corned in barrel and cover with cold water.
3 - Have the water two inches above the meat.
4 - Let stand for 48 hours.
5 - Drain off the water and measure before discarding. Measure the same amount of cold water (spring water if possible)
and to every gallon of water used, add the above proportions of salt, sugar, and salt peter.
6 - Boil for 15 minutes and then skim.
7 - When cold, pour over the beef.
8 - Place a heavy weight on meat to keep it under the brine.
9 - Store in a cool cellar.