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Umai Bresaola, three kinds!!

Discussion in 'Curing' started by WaterinHoleBrew, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey all, started another Umai project yesterday! Had a beef eye of round in the freezer along with a couple venison tenderloin (my sous chefs requested to try this) & elk roast!

    So, did a small amount of trim & mixed up the cure & seasonings. Followed the Umai seasoning recipe but added a couple extra spices as well.

    Here they are, seasoned & vac sealed for the two weeks to cure! I'll update when I transfer them to the Umai bags!

    Venison

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    Elk

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    Beef

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    Headed to the fridge for two weeks!

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  2. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I'm going to have to try these UMAi bags now!

    For using them with Sausage; do they come precut or how does it work? I'm trying to get my mind around how the sausage retains it's shape if it's not 'stuffed' into it or some thing? Or is it like a Fibrous casing?
     
  3. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Tom, the sausage casing packet comes in three sizes 32 mm, 50 mm, & 70 mm. They come in one long casing, not precut! The 32 & 50 have 30 ft of casing & the 70 has 15 ft of casing. You cut the casing to the length your want & vac seal one end... Stuff the casing and seal the other end. Umai is not like a fibrous casing. It's a special membrane type material that allows the dry curing process to happen.
     
  4. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tom, they sell the casings as well as the charcuterie kit like I used for these bresaolas!
     
  5. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Smoking Fanatic

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  6. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Aha..Thanks For explaining that! Well I got a vaccum sealer. The website when I looked didn't explain it well :)

    I swear I need a dedicated fridge for my projects.. LOL
     
  7. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Man looks eatable already now the wait. :( Waiting to see the finish.

    Warren
     
  9. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No prob, happy to help anytime! Yep, that's why I have a project/beer fridge in the basement. My better half was hinting around about me taking up half the fridge space with my projects! So, I picked up a project fridge for $100! :D
     
  10. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Smoking Fanatic

    If anybody is interested in building a curing chamber let me know I can share with you the build I completed earlier this year.

    A benefit of a curing chamber is there is no need for UMai bags or casings when doing whole muscle meats like Bresaola, Lonzino, Guanchalai etc. so it helps offset the cost of the build.
     
  11. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Warren, they smelled awesome! Yea, the wait is the hard part but will hopefully be worth it!
     
  12. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to help if I can!
     
  13. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Well if I order UMAi Bags and take the big boy step into fermented sausage I'll hound ya then! ;)
     
  14. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Haha, sounds good!
     
  15. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Going to try to get these transferred to the Umai bags today! I'll try to post up a pic or two!
     
  16. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice. I have a pancetta ageing right now but I think another bresaola is due after that.
     
  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Start, Justin!!
    Be Watching This One----(Insert the Smilie eating Popcorn "HERE")
    Like.

    Bear
     
  18. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Watching
    Richie
     
  19. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks! That's great, I'd like to try a pancetta soon!
     
  20. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear & for the like! Put these in the Umai yesterday!