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by porterdriver
Mon Aug 22, 2011 21:26
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Beginner Brining Question
Replies: 25
Views: 17607

There was some talk very early in this thread about injection was essentially 'required' because the brining will not penetrate all the way to the bone. Further, it was said one can't cure hams in just salt as it would not penetrate all the way either. How are American dry-cured hams, Spanish Serran...
by porterdriver
Mon Aug 22, 2011 17:23
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Beginner Brining Question
Replies: 25
Views: 17607

Beginner Brining Question

I have a set of 3.5 gallon food lugs (with lids) that I do my corned beef/pastrami brining in. When I put a ~5lb. brisket in them, it takes about 2 gallons of liquid to cover the meat. The brine recipe that I use calls for (and makes) 1 gallon for a brisket of that size. What I have been doing is ju...
by porterdriver
Fri Aug 19, 2011 13:32
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Stalking the elusive humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 10295

I considered getting the unit with the LCD as well. However, I decided against it since the only way to see the LCD was to open the curing chamber to look at the display. Since I'm nosy by nature and want to know what's going on inside, I got an Extech 445715 with a wired remote probe. I drilled a h...
by porterdriver
Fri Aug 19, 2011 02:02
Forum: BBQ
Topic: Recipe for Texas Smokey Links
Replies: 22
Views: 23300

Good on ya mate. Only a bit of a dag :wink: would use those in a Texas recipe without toasting them!
by porterdriver
Fri Aug 19, 2011 01:34
Forum: BBQ
Topic: Recipe for Texas Smokey Links
Replies: 22
Views: 23300

CB,
Love the signature line. One of my all time favorites was similar to yours in meaning: "Most of my education is self-inflicted."
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 17:27
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 35564

It appears that it would. Seems like a 'regular' pork butt or a roast would fit as well. Honest answer is go to market, measure said fowl and then compare to the spec sheet.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 16:54
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 35564

Maz,

Go Sharks! Good luck in this year's Curry Cup.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 16:53
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Stalking the elusive humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 10295

Welcome. It seems to be just what you are looking for but I don't think that the time intervals include exactly five minutes. I think it's more like 10 seconds, 10 minutes, 10 hours, etc.

Nevertheless, it is easy to use and (as you noted) it is self-contained.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 03:10
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Stalking the elusive humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 10295

ssorllih, take a look at the Lascar Electronics EL-USB-2+. It has many customizations for data collection that you can program.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 03:03
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 35564

Bubba, That's the one. Told you it was stout.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 02:13
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Curing Chamber ?
Replies: 19
Views: 14143

CW, Already dialed in on Uwanna's wisdom. 'Preciate the heads up though. As far as specific issues go, I have been talking "humidity" with folks in a post called, "Stalking the elusive humidity". We have been chasing the esoterica of water vapor over there. So please have a look at that post when yo...
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 02:00
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 35564

Dave, The quick difference is this. With the unit that you have, you put the food in the bag and place the open end of the bag into a suction chamber and it pulls the air out of the bag. Problem is that ANY moisture, like marinades, start getting pulled out as soon as you create even the mildest vac...
by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 23:46
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 35564

uwanna, I would certainly have a "look" at this model when you are in the market. This thing is built like a brick ****house. Not as noisy as I thought that it might be either. Found it cheapest online from a company called ElectronicsShowplace.com. Quite a few places carry it (Amazon and the like) ...
by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 23:42
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Stalking the elusive humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 10295

Thanks for the input, folks. First, to uwanna, no heat source inside box. Sitting in non-climate-controlled shop (did I mention that today was #62 over 100 degrees so far this year?); so inside heat source may not be issue. I will have to wait until my USB datalogger is full and I can plot the compr...
by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 21:49
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 35564

Finally figured out how to include images. Here's one of the unit.

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