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by cathouse willy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 23:16
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Pasted hog casings
Replies: 13
Views: 11600

I have an aversion to any food products from china. I still remember the melamine laced baby formula and pet food scandal....nuff said.
by cathouse willy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 02:04
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

Hi Red it was your thread on your lonzino that was my inspiration so Thankyou.
by cathouse willy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 19:54
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

Orange Lonzino Just out of the dryer. https://s19.postimg.org/mb6uy8oeb/lonzino_004.jpg [/url][/img] sliced and ready for tasting https://s19.postimg.org/hdxvqblxf/lonzino_009.jpg [/url][/img] There is a bit of surface hardening I think because the fan ran too much but this is my first time and I'm ...
by cathouse willy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 17:15
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

My controller will heat or cool as well as controlling the humidity. It's a plug and play unit made by Inkbird, so far it's worked really well.
link
http://www.ink-bird.com/products-humidi ... hc230.html
by cathouse willy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 03:40
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

success!!! It has a nice tang and a bit of heat and looks ok too


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by cathouse willy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 20:40
Forum: Sausages
Topic: 5 best sausage recipes you have made, in your opinion...
Replies: 11
Views: 5560

My go to and all time favorite is "Classic bratwurst" from " Charcuterie". Just a good, mild pork sausage.
by cathouse willy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 17:24
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

Salami Calabrese. All cased up and ready for the ferment/drying cabinet. I'm hoping they'll be ready for Christmas.

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by cathouse willy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 21:33
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Smokin-It #3 electrical smoker
Replies: 16
Views: 12265

What I meant was that the digital smoker on its own has wide temp swings but if you add a pid and you'll get down to 2-3 deg swings.Sorry for the misunderstanding.
by cathouse willy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 19:05
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Smokin-It #3 electrical smoker
Replies: 16
Views: 12265

Boris I've had an original bradley (4 rack) with a pid for 6 years now and I've been very happy with it. Just my opinion but the digital bradleys still have a 20 plus deg temp swing and don't do anything the pid can't do better.Here's a link to the user forum, a lot of the problems people have are u...
by cathouse willy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 00:41
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Smokin-It #3 electrical smoker
Replies: 16
Views: 12265

I can't help with that smoker but I do have an electric Bradley smoker that I control to+/- 2 deg f with a pid.The auber units are pricey but they are plug and play. If you're comfortable with basic electronics and wiring you can build a pid from parts much cheaper. One thing to consider is can the ...
by cathouse willy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 18:41
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

They both have a freezer with manual defrost, hopefully they won't have to run all the time so there will be melting ice to deal with. I've noticed that humidity drops quickly when the fridges come on so that will affect how to keep it at the right level. I'm not sure what to expect when I hang meat...
by cathouse willy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 06:07
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

meat cabinet

So here's the latest incarnation of the drying cab. As pointed out to me on another thread the fridge crates heat as well as cold and the single bar fridge just wasn't up to the cooling task so I removed the fridge from the cab and added a second one to boost the cooling capacity. I've also insulate...
by cathouse willy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 17:07
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

You're right about the heat. I'll see how things work with a dry run. If needs be I can cut a hole behind the fridge and slide it back so the heated radiator is out side the cab.
by cathouse willy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 02:01
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: meat cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 11874

Here is a shot of the nearly complete cabinet. The cab is 4'x4'x2' and the fridge takes up about 1/4 of it. The whole thing is in a basement room That stays around 65 deg and 70% rh so it shouldn't have to work hard. I will make a dry run with a dummy load just to smooth out any wrinkles. https://s1...
by cathouse willy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 18:56
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1304
Views: 405079

Introduce myself

Hello all I'm new to this site though not to smoking and sausage making. Iv'e never made dry cured meats before so now it's time to try it. I've put together a drying cabinet with a small bar fridge for cooling,a dehumidifier and low speed exhaust fan. I bought an Inkbird ihc-230 to controll it all ...