Is propagating good mold possible?

Discussion in 'Curing' started by fungus, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. fungus

    fungus Fire Starter

    I have read that when aging/curing longer term things like salami and capicola, there are good molds and bad molds. It seems there are a few products that will enhance your  "good mold" population. I wonder if it is possible to buy a white covered sausage of some kind in hopes of colonizing other meats in teh same curing chamber with the good stuff?

    I assume you can wet wipe it off and on another meat potentially?

    Gus
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  2. Fungus, here's a thread on the method of using harvesting white mold from another salami.

    http://forum.sausagemaking.org/viewtopic.php?t=8561

    To be honest, I probably front the money to buy the real deal. Making salami isn't like making fresh or smoked sausage. It takes much more time, detail, and energy. I'd hate to have a salami that I made ruined by introducing something other than 100% of what I know to be a full proof ingredient.

    On the other hand, I do love experimenting, and it's also likely that I'd try it once to see how it goes....let us know!
     
  3. zalbar

    zalbar Fire Starter

    You can innoculate your stuff with good mold cultures.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Use ONLY the store bought mold cultures.... You could EASILY introduce a mold that is toxic... the good molds inhibit the bad molds from growing....
     
  5. fungus

    fungus Fire Starter

    It may be a matter of availability in canada and high pricing making it not worthwhile. What are the cultures that are used ?

    Gus
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. zalbar

    zalbar Fire Starter

    Where in Canada are you located FunGus?
     
  8. fungus

    fungus Fire Starter

    Ottawa.
     
  9. zalbar

    zalbar Fire Starter

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