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failed to cure?! still OK if refrigerate?

Discussion in 'Curing' started by schreib, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. schreib

    schreib Newbie

    My first batch of two # of venision. . . 

    I used Shore lunch spices and cure, measured correctly, refrigerated for 3 hrs and forgot to let it go the rest of the 24 hrs to fully cure. . .  I dehydrated it and vacuum packed it and placed in frig.  

    Can I assume that it is still OK to eat as long as I keep it stored in the frig?

  2. How long did you dehydrate it and at what temp.

    Happy smoken.

  3. schreib

    schreib Newbie

    It was dehydrated for about two hours in a range from about 135° to 155°F.  That is the variation in my LEM unit when left at 150°F.

    THE meat is plenty dry, chewy but soft, not hard as Links typical Jerky on the shelves. It tastes fine.

    again, storing in the frig, vacuum bagged.