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by BlueMonkey
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:31
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Which Salami's suggested for a newbie?
Replies: 41
Views: 19083

Which Salami's suggested for a newbie?

I am looking at making my first Salami's this weekend, but was hoping for some input as to which types would be suitable for a Beginner. I have made sausages a few times, and have a fair idea of the process. Currently in the freezer I have T-SPX, and FRM-7, and mold 600, and a bundle of 44+ Hog Casi...
by BlueMonkey
Thu May 26, 2016 12:47
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Mould Starter for whole muscle casing
Replies: 3
Views: 3686

Sorry, Mean all i can find local without it being shipped. Want to get something pretty quick smart as going away tomorrow for several days, with no-one to open my fridge.....We also have high temps here at the moment, so didn't want it sitting in the back of a Couriers Van until delivery!
by BlueMonkey
Thu May 26, 2016 12:44
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Mould Starter for whole muscle casing
Replies: 3
Views: 3686

Thanks,
But this is all I can get here that I can find. Hopefully when Jan returns I can catch up with him, only being about 100km away.
by BlueMonkey
Thu May 26, 2016 11:56
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Mould Starter for whole muscle casing
Replies: 3
Views: 3686

Mould Starter for whole muscle casing

Hi, I have recently completed 2 coppa, a beasola, Pancetta, and 2 Guanciale which were sitting happily sitting in my curing chamber for 3 days until it stopped working...( I knew I should have replaced it :roll: ). After racing around and getting another fridge I have had no time to prepare it with ...
by BlueMonkey
Wed May 04, 2016 11:30
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Glass front fridge
Replies: 4
Views: 4237

Forgot to mention my next concern.

As this is not a frost free type fridge I am presuming it would it run at a higher Humidity? If so would a mini dehumidifier work or is this too slow for the fridge output?
by BlueMonkey
Wed May 04, 2016 09:41
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Glass front fridge
Replies: 4
Views: 4237

Glass front fridge

Sorry, question from a newb.... I have been looking for another fridge to convert to a curing chamber, however I want this one a bit larger than my current set-up. I have found a good double door ex-drinks/ commercial fridge for a reasonable price, but am hesitant because of the glass. Very interest...
by BlueMonkey
Sun Apr 24, 2016 14:37
Forum: Dry Curing with Tublin: Umai and Banquet Bags
Topic: Coppa in a beef Bung?
Replies: 2
Views: 2400

Okay,

Thanks.
by BlueMonkey
Sun Apr 24, 2016 13:15
Forum: Dry Curing with Tublin: Umai and Banquet Bags
Topic: Coppa in a beef Bung?
Replies: 2
Views: 2400

Coppa in a beef Bung?

Hi, Doing my first Coppa in an Umai / Banquet bag. I realise this has probably already been discussed, but I can't see it on any threads, so forgive me. Should I still put my Coppa in a beef bung before sealing in an Umai? I believe it is not necessary, but I am thinking it could give it extra prote...
by BlueMonkey
Sat Apr 16, 2016 07:06
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1304
Views: 405338

Thanks, another issue is that I am looking at having it inside the drum, so only want to open to light. Possibly could be an issue to monitor. Can you keep to reletively low temperatures? I was looking originally at a single cast iron ring that can hook straight up to a gas bottle ( via regulator of...
by BlueMonkey
Sat Apr 16, 2016 03:22
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1304
Views: 405338

Thanks,

Yes, even if gas "burns" I believe it still leaves a residue, therefore Electric could be cleaner.

I have googled, and I have a fair idea of what i want to achieve, but I was hoping someone here may have already pioneered an answer.
by BlueMonkey
Fri Apr 15, 2016 00:10
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1304
Views: 405338

I was using Amazn smoke generator, but now gone to a UFO - similar to a daddy, so only need electric or gas. Gas kinda puts me off for several reasons. Fumes, and if it goes out. 'spose I am left with electric, but don't know if a hot plate will heat sufficiently. Only need the temps at a maximum of...
by BlueMonkey
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:33
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1304
Views: 405338

Hey All. Stumbled across this Site having used your Sister Site for some time now. Been smoking and curing some of my small goods for some time, nothing major, Bacon, Tongue, Kaessler, Guanciale etc, but now want to broaden my repertoire. Currently stalled in the build of a new smoker, and need some...