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Robert H

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Good day
I did a batch of lonza awhile back and it is the first time using collagen sheet and also using mold 600. One piece finally dropped a bit over 30% weight loss and I could wait no longer. Well, I guess I could have, but it was calling me. After peeling the collagen off, I gave a cleanse with vinegar. There was a few spots on ends with some green mold , but not a lot. I think maybe the way I folded and bunched the sheet allowed it in. Not sure how others do this, maybe twisting? Thanks for all the tips and suggestions from everyone, this is absolutely the best I have ever made. . I have two other pieces hanging and will let them go to well past 40 %. I am pretty happy so far with the curing chamber I made, although I am already thinking of a bigger unit. The flavour is great, and the texture is silky smooth. The best thing is that although it is darker on the outside, there is very little case hardening. Salami in the near future!
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This beautiful! Big like!
 

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A fine piece of work, Like! RAY
 

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Nice. On my to do list. ..JJ
 

indaswamp

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looks good... big difference in taste with the mold IMO. Those enzymes from the mold really enhance the flavor. Did you prick the collagen sheet after wrapping? It helps to have the surface slightly damp so the collagen sheet will stick. You can form it to the meat better....
 

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Looks great. Waiting is the worst part.
 

Robert H

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Thanks for the kind words and likes. I did not prick them but it did occur to me that I should have while I was making some snacksticks a week or two later. I will do next time around.
 

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Damn good effort. Patience is difficult as the target weights close in. I cut open a Finocciona today that was 39.3% weight loss, gave it a taste, and put it back in the chamber for some more drying. The more curing I do, the more I believe that 40% weight loss is the minimum for my tastes. Forty five is too much. Somewhere in the middle.

What's on your curing bucket list now?
 

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