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Vac Seal Brine Cure???

post #1 of 15
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Question???

If I use a brine cure a belly and vac seal, will this speed up the curing process?

 

 

Todd

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post #2 of 15

If you also  inject in the meat cure and vacume  it will speed up the curing process my butcher is doing it with pastrami.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

I dry cure, but looking for a quicker process.

I've tried Brine Curing, but the flavors of the spices did not come thru

I'm willing to give it another shot

 

 

TJ

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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJohnson View Post

Question???

If I use a brine cure a belly and vac seal, will this speed up the curing process?

 

 

Todd



I think it would if you could really vac seal it, but with my foodsaver you can suck the air out but if you try to create a vacuum it starts to suck the brine out of the bag. If anybody figures a way to do this with a foodsaver, I would really like to know how to do it.

post #5 of 15
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I bet you the liquid will be drawn into the sealer and it wont seal properly....Did Not Think of that

 

 

TJ

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post #6 of 15

I think they make certain vacuum sealers that will work with liquid. Whether it will be faster not sure, although they make that marinade vacuum unit that works quicker. th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #7 of 15

Todd, try the containers. I  have marinated meat in the hard sided containers. A note though..... put the meat and brine in the container.........Draw a vacuum....that removes the air from the meat.......release the vacuum........that draws the brine into the meat.....revacuum and store.

 

http://www.foodsaver.com/product.aspx?pid=8210


Edited by DaveOmak - 7/9/11 at 8:36am
post #8 of 15

I know us GUYS are not suppose to read the instructions icon_mrgreen.gif but I did when I bought my Food-saver.  They say to take a paper towel, roll it up and put in the top of the bag before using the vacuum.  The paper towel will catch the juice before it gets to the unit.  I have done this the few times I had liquid in the bag and seemed to work, I always had my finger on the seal button just in case.

post #9 of 15
I think if it speeds up a
Marinading process it should work to a point in cure but not sure of time.also when sealing liqueds u can
partial freeze also.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by garyinmd View Post

I know us GUYS are not suppose to read the instructions icon_mrgreen.gif but I did when I bought my Food-saver.  They say to take a paper towel, roll it up and put in the top of the bag before using the vacuum.  The paper towel will catch the juice before it gets to the unit.  I have done this the few times I had liquid in the bag and seemed to work, I always had my finger on the seal button just in case.



Maybe I better find my instructions. icon_rolleyes.gif

post #11 of 15

Geez, I didn't read the instructions either.  icon_redface.gif

post #12 of 15

Todd!

 

 Maybe you should run this by Pops!!!

 

 

Craig

post #13 of 15

SHHHHHHH, replied before I thought about it, lets not spread this "read instructions thing around", we do have a reputation thing to protect you know.  Is there a secret place we can reply? ROTF.gif

post #14 of 15

I haven't tried it with bacon but I have done it with other meats. I use garyinmd's backup plan and when the liquid starts rushing to the top I hit the Seal button on my Foodsaver. I make my bags a little longer by about 2 - 3" so I have enough time to react.

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

Here's my fear......

How would I know it's cured any faster by vac sealing?

Maybe it would not save any time, but insure the meat is fully cured.

 

TJ

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