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Vacuum Seal vs Zip Lock Bag Curing process

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Which is the proper way to do the dry curing process. I have read about it being done both ways. Is there any disadvantages to vacuum sealing the bellies after the cure is applied.

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The only disadvantage I can think of is cost. I used Ziploc bags and they worked fine for me. Just made sure I got most of the air out of the bags and they didn't open while rubbing/flipping them over. I also folded the edges up and over so the liquid that forms from curing stays in contact with the bellies.

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Thanks for responding. I am going to try it vacuum sealed and see how it goes.

post #4 of 4

I use the 3 gallon ziploc bags, but on occasion I've used 13 gallon trash bags tied up for curing my pork bellies.

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