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I have run out of room in my project kitchen and a Fridge as a curing chamber was not doable. So I built my own in the space I have.

I started with the Concept

Curing Chamber prototype


when I was satisfied it would work I started construction

Curing Chamber construction

 

Curing Chamber construction

 

Curing Chamber Control Box and ventilation

 

Curing Chamber Door

 

Curing Chamber Controls

 

Curing Chamber Door

 

Curing Chamber Door

 

Curing Chamber Door

 

Curing Chamber Door

In a few weeks I will be ready to fill it up

Bacon in Pops Brine, Canadian Bacon in Pops Brine, Coppa, and Bresaola

Bresaola, Coppa and Canadian Bacon and Bacon in Pops Brine

Andouille meat, Lonzino and Panchetta

Lonzino, Panchetta and Andouille Meat

Bresaola, Coppa and Bacon

We'll see how it works over the next couple of months

post #2 of 10

Very nice curing chamber man!  thumb1.gif

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you here is the the test batch. Two panchetta and a bresaola
post #4 of 10

Oh yeah!  2thumbs.gif  Very nice man

post #5 of 10

Nice, Very nice! Looking forward to seeing some cured meats.

post #6 of 10
Nice
post #7 of 10

could we get some details on the components in your curing cabinet?

post #8 of 10

Very nice!!

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Here is an updated pic

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DrTheo View Post
 

could we get some details on the components in your curing cabinet?

Hi Dr. Theo,

My components are a STC1000 PID.   The cooling side will be wired to a Peltier Effect Thermoelectric Cooler 12V. The Heat side is wired to a 100Watt Ceramic Heat Emitter 110AC.  If you look at the single gang plug inside the chamber it has been split by removing the tab on the load side of the plug.  One plug runs the heat emitter the other is for a Humidifier.  Looking inside the control box you can see a 3 inch PVC 90 degree bend.  that is attached to a 120mm 12volt three speed fan.  I used a 4 inch hole cutter to put the PVC Bend  through the curing chamber box.  Fits perfect.  I also used 4 inch Sofffit Vents from Home Depot you can see it inside the chamber.  That fan will be hooked to a Single Pole Dual Throw switch.  one side will activate the 12 volt PSU (that runs the fan) and the other side will activate a humidifier in the chamber.  the humidity is controlled by a Wh8040 Hygrostat.  Here in the north east my basement stays fairly cool.  so on my chamber I just installed 1/8 inch FRP on the back of the chamber and keep it tight to the basement wall.  So far so good. I made the frame of the chamber from #2 2x4 studs I am going to linseed oil them and I ain't going to remove the stamp on them. Kind of a uppity redneck thing I think the stamp makes it look cool

 

Here is a parts list of what I had to buy on Ebay and Amazon

 

3 Pin SPDT on-off-on Snap In Mini Boat Rocker Switch 250V/15A 125V/20A AC
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087YA6LY/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Elitech 110V All-Purpose Temperature Controller+ Sensor 2 Relay Output Thermostat Stc-1000
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008KVCPH2/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter 100 Watts
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001F9CV7K/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


IMAGE® 110V Digital Air Humidity Control Controller WH8040 Range 1%~99% RH HM-40 Type
http://www.amazon.com/IMAGE%C2%AE-Digital-Humidity-Control-Controller/dp/B009VY1ANM/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1396658874&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=wh8040


Thermoelectric Peltier Refrigeration Cooling System Kit Cooler
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170906381816?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

Amico 2 Pcs 8 Position Double Row Screw Terminal Covered Barrier Strip 600V 25A
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005I03WOI/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Sierra International FS40680 Marine Terminal Block with 2 Bus Bar
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00144CK7W/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Edited by fuimus - 4/4/14 at 5:56pm
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