Nice tip, I just may try that.
So far (it has only been two days) and the outside is still good.
Ok started the dry hanging on Dec 4th so here is where I am at on Dec 22nd.
Starting weight 4lb 10oz
Current weight 3lb 12oz
If I figured it right that is almost 19% weight loss.
Still no mold growth and it has a very nice smell to it.
You want white pennicilium mould.
Ok, So it hit the magic 30% weight loss today so I had to cut it up and taste it.
Here it is finished at 3lb 4oz
Here is the cross section with the end removed
And here it is plated with a smoked sharp cheddar (4 months old).
It is really quite good. I have never had this before so I do not really have a comparison but my son and wife both liked it as well.
Thanks for following along.