I waffled on the whole cure idea. Partly cause I thawed the meat and then realized I needed one, and well, trying to find something without ordering it online was a royal PITA.
I try not to be paranoid just merely cautious when it comes to food saftey. But I kept asking myself would I eat this meat if I left it sit on the counter for 12 hours. The answer kept coming back as no, unless I hadn't eaten for like 14 days then why on earth would I leave it on the counter to begin with.
So off I drove, looking for the cure... came home, did more looking online and realized I missed the store that had it, and I should have known better while I was out that direction. So out last night, had Outback for dinner (that was a funny story) and got my cure.
The up side is there is no real pressure for this to be anything more than an experiment. I have another deer roast in the freezer.