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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

My Raspberry Pi managed curing chamber is working a treat now.

 

Just loaded my latest batch of experiments:

 

From L to R:

 

1. Lonzino (plus a small one hiding behind)

2. Picnic Procuitto

3. Goat Leg Violin

4. Lonzo

 

All simple cure : salt, pepper (lots of), Cure #2.  I'm trying Texel DCM for the 1st time and

also using Bactoferm 600.

 

All cased in collagen casings - still wet in the photo but will shrink to fit.

 

post #2 of 9

NICE!!

 

Al

post #3 of 9
Should be some tasty treats!
post #4 of 9
Ha ha. Never thought I would see Raspberry Pi mentioned on this forum.

Can you describe the build a little (humi/temp sensors, humidifiers)?

Whats the difference between lonzino and lonzo?

I assume goat violin is a prosciutto-like meat?

Awesome collection. Cant wait to hear your opinion on DCM...
post #5 of 9
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LOL - yes, I may have geeked out a bit on this one!

 

The R Pi measures temp and RH and controls fridge (cooling dehumidifies), heat (2x 40 watt seed pads), circulation fans, a USB humidifier, an air injection pump (fresh air) and 4 load cells to monitor weight loss.  It reads control parameters and writes results out to Google sheets.  About 1k lines of Python code.  I intend to write this up one of these days.  This batch will be about the 5th batch - seems to work very well.  Some fine tuning along the way, but pretty stable and predictable cures now.  The goat violin and picnic prosciutto are my first long term experiments.  I've mainly done Capocollo  and lonzo.  For lonzo, I use pork loin - the lonzino are pork tenderloin (not sure if that is to correct name).  The goat violin should be similar to prosciutto - just goatier!  It is called a violin because when passed around with a knife, the action of slicing is reminiscent of playing the violin.

 

This the Google Sheet.  Saves all the data and parameters.  I also have a drying schedule so I can drop the RH over the course of a number few days - hopefully minimizing case hardening.  Oh, and of course - it has its own Gmail account!  It emails me if anything crashes (I have a watchdog so if anything crashes, it reboots).  I can also send it an email to reboot, or shutdown - pretty handy when travelling!!

 

The top line is RH.

 

 

  


Edited by hjbct - 10/2/16 at 7:05am
post #6 of 9

That is really cool meat tech. I love it!  Thumbs Up

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by hjbct View Post
 

LOL - yes, I may have geeked out a bit on this one!

 

The R Pi measures temp and RH and controls fridge (cooling dehumidifies), heat (2x 40 watt seed pads), circulation fans, a USB humidifier, an air injection pump (fresh air) and 4 load cells to monitor weight loss.  It reads control parameters and writes results out to Google sheets.  About 1k lines of Python code.  I intend to write this up one of these days.  This batch will be about the 5th batch - seems to work very well.  Some fine tuning along the way, but pretty stable and predictable cures now.  The goat violin and picnic prosciutto are my first long term experiments.  I've mainly done Capocollo  and lonzo.  For lonzo, I use pork loin - the lonzino are pork tenderloin (not sure if that is to correct name).  The goat violin should be similar to prosciutto - just goatier!  It is called a violin because when passed around with a knife, the action of slicing is reminiscent of playing the violin.

 

This the Google Sheet.  Saves all the data and parameters.  I also have a drying schedule so I can drop the RH over the course of a number few days - hopefully minimizing case hardening.  Oh, and of course - it has its own Gmail account!  It emails me if anything crashes (I have a watchdog so if anything crashes, it reboots).  I can also send it an email to reboot, or shutdown - pretty handy when travelling!!

 

The top line is RH - it is flat here at the start because I just started the batch and the fridge won't cycle until the temperature reaches a minimum.

 

  

 

Love seeing the Pi starting to make its way here. I use a B+ in my HeaterMeter and I have a couple of Pi2s lying around in need of projects.

post #8 of 9

WOW.   I really want to see pics of this build.    I like the spreadsheet and options.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Here's the parameters page.  This allows me to manage hysteresis.  Circ fan is inside the fridge.  Air pump is aquarium pump which injects air.

 

 

 

 

This is the drying schedule - allows a daily change in Temp and RH.

 


Edited by hjbct - 10/2/16 at 6:13am
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