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by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 21:27
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 36122

Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.

My old FoodSaver finally passed away. So I started the search for the perfect sealer. I was intrigued by the chamber models (until I saw the price, size, and weight). If I bought one of those bad boys, it'd better come with its own deli. I piddled around looking at different brands and models but no...
by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 17:58
Forum: BBQ
Topic: Recipe for Texas Smokey Links
Replies: 22
Views: 23623

If another Texan could offer a suggestion that will subtly alter the flavor (for the better) when using coriander. Start with whole coriander seed, lightly toast it in a dry skillet on low to med-low heat. Then grind and measure as you would normally. Think you'll like the difference.
by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 16:27
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Care To Share How You Got Your Handle?
Replies: 114
Views: 76705

I guess we are encouraged to give an brief explanation as to our 'handle'. Many years ago during my "Great Southeast Asian" Vacation I was employed by a company that was owned by a three-letter government agency. While in their employ, I flew several specialized aircraft, chief among them was the Pi...
by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 16:02
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Stalking the elusive humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 10508

partycook, I have a small 3" fan (don't know airflow) that just runs in there and keeps air circulating 24/7. Should I have the fan tied (so-to-speak) to the humidistat? I have now included a USB datalogger (Lascar Electronics EL-USB-2+) that records Temp/RH/DewPoint. This should help further confus...
by porterdriver
Wed Aug 17, 2011 15:46
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Curing Chamber ?
Replies: 19
Views: 14409

Thanx uwanna61. I'm always open to advice and counsel.

I have temperature dialed in pretty well; the humidity issue is confusing the heck outta me. I have another post in this section called, "Stalking the elusive humidity" where I am chasing this.

porterdriver
by porterdriver
Fri Aug 05, 2011 15:18
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Stalking the elusive humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 10508

Is there a better system for raising the RH and the humidistat/humidifier system? I am open to suggestions.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 04, 2011 19:51
Forum: Other products
Topic: Skin On Pancetta?
Replies: 14
Views: 16190

OK, it's unanimous. Beginners from around the world are wondering the same thing.

Graybeards please enlighten us.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 04, 2011 19:41
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Curing Chamber ?
Replies: 19
Views: 14409

I have a curing chamber that I am building out of a frost-free Kenmore freezer. I thought that way I would have a whole cabinet to work with instead of the traditional split that is found in most refrigerators. The temperature is controlled by a Johnson Control line-voltage thermostat. It is capable...
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 04, 2011 19:21
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended Meat Thermometer
Replies: 7
Views: 4135

Gotta echo what Nick said... my Maverick ET-73 is great. Indispensable part of my smoking gear.
by porterdriver
Thu Aug 04, 2011 17:32
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Stalking the elusive humidity
Replies: 15
Views: 10508

Stalking the elusive humidity

I have a curing chamber that I am building out of a frost-free Kenmore freezer. I thought that way I would have a whole cabinet to work with instead of the traditional split that is found in most refrigerators. The temperature is controlled by a Johnson Control line-voltage thermostat. It is capable...