sour smell from curing chamber

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by kristje, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. This is my first attempt at with my curing chamber, I made 25 pounds of spanish chirizo and during the fermenting prosses there is a strong sour smell coming from my curing chamber temp was at 68 and humidity was 85% neither went one point off the set temp and humidity. is the sour smell normal or did something go wrong
     
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just guessing, but could it be from the fermentation activity?
     
  3. it doesnt smell bad but being my first run im not too sure so i am hoping it is all good. also i am starting to see a little bit of white mold starting to grow wich is supposed to be good. just not sure about the smell
     
  4. nepas

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

    Bit more info would help. What recipe, starter culture. 85% R/H sounds kinda high.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  5. Temp and humidity look great.
    Did you use the T-SPX culture?
    25 lbs. of chorizo fermented at 68 degrees and 85-90 percent humidity for 3 days can give off a sourish fermented smell.
    That's not abnormal.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  6. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really need to make my own curing chamber and make some pepperoni!  LOTS of pepperoni!  One of the things on my to-do list that I haven't explored yet!
     
  7. nepas

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

    There shouldnt be any mold on the chorizo unless you used mold 600 solution. F-RM-52 should be used in this application.

    Here is what it should look like....Sorry dont mean to hijack your thread.

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  8. if you think there is a problem, sent it to me and I will test it  [​IMG]
     
  9. nepas

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

    Me a problem?

    I dont think so vern.........[​IMG]
     

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