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Cured, smoked deer hams

Discussion in 'Maryland Members' started by archeryrob, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I would go with about 4 1/2--4 3/4,--5 which if accurate should be about 37° to 38°.
    But if you can't leave the jar in, I would check it now & then, because even if your Fridge setting doesn't move, the Temp can move. Hard to believe, but I've seen mine do it. I've seen it wander up to 39°, and I had to tap it to get it back to between 37° and 38°. 39° would be fine, but I figure if it can stray to 39° it can go higher.

    That curing above 40° "50°" is a different thing altogether---Using Cure #2 for longer drying & curing. Don't confuse that with what you're doing here.

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  2. dholt365

    dholt365 Newbie

    Bear where can I find your curing recipe? I have never done this but have always had some interest.
  3. Nice!!
  4. Gotta get me shotgun, find a deer and do your thing....excelent!!!
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    It depends on what you want to cure.
    Below are some of Dried Beef from Beef, and some of Dried Beef from Venison:
    Smoked Dried Beef #1
    Smoked Dried Beef
    Dried Beef (Best Ever)
    Smoked Venison Dried Beef
    Venison Backstrap Dried Beef
    Venison Backstrap Dried Beef #2

    And if you want to see how I do Bacon, Buckboard Bacon, or Canadian Bacon, just go to the bottom of this or any one of my posts, and click on:

    "Bear's Step by Steps".

    All of the Cured meats are in the first list on that Index.