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Brine temperature?

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Once the belly is in the brine with the salt what would be an acceptable temperature for the water?

I have no room for a 5 gal pail in the fridge so it is in the back corner of the basement cold room with a temp of about 50 near the floor.

Thoughts?

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@dilligaf850
It should be at refrigerator temperatures.
40° F or below.



~Martin
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Correct.  See if a neighbor has any room or if you know someone with a walk-in cooler.  The brine will turn ropy and the meat can spoil before the cure gets to the center.

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Once the belly is in the brine with the salt what would be an acceptable temperature for the water?
I have no room for a 5 gal pail in the fridge so it is in the back corner of the basement cold room with a temp of about 50 near the floor.
Thoughts?



RUN to Walmart and buy a beer fridge.....
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