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by SMR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 18:09
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

My Fiocco's have reached 25% weight loss and I am ready to apply sugna. I have rice flower and Crisco (vegetable shortening). I just did a bit of research and see that it is actually a 50/50 by weight blend of rice flour and pork lard. Does anyone have an opinion on whether Crisco can be substituted...
by SMR
Tue Feb 25, 2020 17:30
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

Disregard my earlier question. I need to get my vision checked! I knew there was a reason I raised my humidity controller setting to 75% after reviewing this discussion, but I couldn't find my way back to it. I see it now on Page 3.
by SMR
Mon Feb 24, 2020 20:46
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

They look good! I have a question about the humidity that is used during drying/curing. I had been using 70%, but bumped it to 75% for my Culatello. My coppas gained weight over 6 weeks and everything was wet and puddles formed on bottom of chamber. Came to the conclusion that my sensor was off. Tha...
by SMR
Wed Dec 11, 2019 23:46
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Biltong
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Biltong

I just tasted the Dry Wors and it came out phenomenal! Just a hint of the vinegar and the hard to put your finger on gamieness of the lamb is subtle but present. I will have to try making Boerewors some time.
by SMR
Wed Dec 11, 2019 16:53
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Biltong
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Biltong

As Henk says, Dry Wors is a different set of spices than Boerewors. I got my Dry Wors recipe and my Biltong recipe from The Butcher Man, a butcher shop in Cape Town SA. The butcher was very happy to teach me how he makes these and provided me with a 1 kg package of Traditional Drywors spice blend an...
by SMR
Wed Dec 11, 2019 05:08
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

Those are 3.25 inch casings. They are not going to dry quickly. Maybe C#2 is a better choice, but I like your inventiveness!. And the natural cooler looks open for business!
by SMR
Wed Dec 11, 2019 03:04
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

And the beef too
by SMR
Wed Dec 11, 2019 03:03
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

Interesting project! I like the idea of curing the pork in advance of grinding.
by SMR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:34
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Biltong
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Biltong

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Both the Biltong and Dry Wors are hung in the Biltong Box for drying. The Biltong takes about a week, the Dry Wors takes about 4 days.
by SMR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:33
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Biltong
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Biltong

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I also made Dry Wors which is beef with 20% lamb fat and spices and malt vinegar stuffed into sheep casings.
by SMR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:32
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Biltong
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Biltong

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A spice rub is added and allowed to sit in cold place for 24 hours.
by SMR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:31
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Biltong
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Biltong

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Another batch of Biltong underway. Slabs of beef marinated with malt vinegar and Worcestershire sauce for 2 hours.
by SMR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:23
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

https://i.imgur.com/U6fgRNbb.jpg I watched Massimo Spigaroli on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUSyIi77yN4 to learn how to tie the Culatello and Fiocco. I made my "Ski Needle" using 1/2" x 1/16" flat aluminum stock from the local hardware store. https://i.imgur.com/vyJDWUmb.jpg Here they a...
by SMR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:16
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

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Two Culatelli and two Fiocci in hog bladders that I bought from Butchers Pantry.
by SMR
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:13
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 108
Views: 26619

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

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The Culatello & Fiocco Project is under way. This is the Fiocco stuffed into a hog bladder

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And stitched closed with butchers twine and a trussing needle.