Dry Cured Pepperoni

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Getting some smoke before the humidity.

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  2. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Getting close to IT.

    Got a string around 2. This will give me an idea of shrinkage (if any) in the fridge.

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    Got my fridge going to 40*

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    Humidity ready.

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  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got the pepperoni straights in and hanging. Larger chubs got bout 30 mins yet to IT.

    Have date time in and r/h recorded. Now for the 7-10 day wait.

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    There we go.

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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nepa... you are the man... If my grandson comes to play in Savannah again this year and we make it up to see him,, I'de sure love to come tour your "garage"...
     
  5. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    Nice work.

    How'd the big ones compare to the little ones?  Did you follow the recipe exactly?  Luckily I own that book and I've been meaning to make that recipe for a while.
     
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I deviated the recipe, Larger chubs are like the straights but with the fibrous casings.

    Ryteks book has many recipes that are in complete.
     
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good Rick.... did you fix the noise with the fridge

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  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Not yet. Will shim after the pepp is done.

    This morning at 9:15

    Fridge IT at 41*

    R/H at 71%

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  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    7 days with the noise..... I hope the m[​IMG]nepas will be able to sleep...........\\

    Joe
     
  10. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    She best not complain or no pepperoni for her  [​IMG]

    Cant hear it to much in the house.

    I have this fibrous material that is supposed to eliminate the noise. Took the bottom front grill off and 1 rubber foot is split.

    I also may need to get a smaller humidifier as i think the crane is to much for the fridge. Going to take the 4 gang box out and replace with a single. Mount the 4 on the outside. I have a new controller going to be here for the lights for heat when the application is needed.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  11. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wanna move in with you, or become your next door neighbour[​IMG]
     
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good Rick
     
  13. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Getting closer to pepperoni eating.
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    Digital temp/fridge control. The fridge piggy backs off the control plug. Temp shows 46 cuz i had the door open. Its holding at 40* when i aint peeking.
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    Top controls. The digital control over rides these.
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    Humidifier. I'm thinking on getting a smaller one.
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    Cure fridge working.
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  14. Looking great, Rick!  And I have to tell ya... .that is the absolute best use I have EVER seen for a Sobe cooler....very nice chamber indeed!

    -Salt
     
  15. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Salt

    I got a new controller for the heat lamps when the application is needed for fermenting.

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    The pepperoni is coming along good. When i open the door i can smell the slight sourness with the smoke. That means its working. I'm thinking 4 more hanging days

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    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  16. These are looking excellent Rick! Can't wait to see them sliced up
     
  17. Hey Rick, I use that same exact controller in my greenhouse.  I have it connected to an electric heater.. it works great.  I think you'll like it for your chamber.

    -Salt
     
  18. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    They are coming along good!  Thanks for the update.  
     
  19. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic


    Is there a book you'd recommend that has more complete recipes?
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  20. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Oh cool.

    Now for the question.....  [​IMG]

    The silver coiled probe, Can i take it from the bottom of the box and run it into the fridge? Or do i have to put the entire controller in?
     

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