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Is propagating good mold possible?

post #1 of 9
Thread 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

post #2 of 9

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!

post #3 of 9

You can innoculate your stuff with good mold cultures.

post #4 of 9
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....
post #5 of 9
Thread 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
post #6 of 9
Sausage Maker has a list of Cures and Cultures it has available.... In the lower left corner, click on Shipping to Canada... Also check out Butcher and Packer....

http://www.sausagemaker.com/curesandcultures.aspx

http://www.butcher-packer.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=207&zenid=ffac88626d989842b200d53d315ddb0b
post #7 of 9

Where in Canada are you located FunGus?

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Zalbar View Post
 

Where in Canada are you located FunGus?

Ottawa.

post #9 of 9

Make a 50 minute trip up to my neck of the woods (Montreal) and pick up what you need from BSA


http://www.bsa.ca/en/produits/agents-anti-microbiens/cultures-lactiques
 

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