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UMAi Spanish Chorizo

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Finally able to do some salami cranking after the hand surgery.
    Going with UMAi Spanish Chorizo in 50mm bags.
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    Going with a 72 hour fermentation in the front salumi closet.
    I mix the bactoferm with 1/4 cup cold distilled water and a pinch of dextrose, mix good, sit aside and add last.





    Run the meat all the way to the end of your tube so you dont get an air pocket.
    BBL
     
  2. I'm envious. I haven't started doing that yet. Every time one of you posts your fantastic creation, I'm pushed a little closer... to buying all the things I need and figuring out how to do it. It looks awesome so far! Following!

    Using that puppy pad on the bottom is genius too.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  3. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great . I did 5 lbs. today using Poli's ginger salami formula . I was reading about the salt cure combo , looks like that's what you used ?
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Rick good to see you back posting.I'm in for the ride
    Richie
     
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    N, I'm in ,my next umai is going to be exactly what you just did with the same seasoning.I hope you enjoy the flavor ! :)
     
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks real good Rick!
    Glad to see you back on here!
    Al
     
  7. ddufore

    ddufore Smoke Blower

    Made this last year. It was great.
     
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Lees than 24 hours the chubs are darker. Been smelling the fermentation all night...YAY umspchor9.jpg
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Not much color change this morning. My wife said yeah they are darker but i dont see it...Yikes

    Fridge tomorrow as the fermentation smell is getting less.
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  10. ddufore

    ddufore Smoke Blower

    Looking good.
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Color is right on, bag separation is normal. Now time for the fridge.
    I use frogmats on my fridge rack so i dont get lines in the chubs.

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  12. ddufore

    ddufore Smoke Blower

    A lot of good eating there.
     
  13. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back man glad to see some of you post again. Hand surgery? injury or ageing? I thought you were on your trip overseas.

    Chorizo my favorite sausage.

    Warren
     
  14. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks everyone.

    Had carpel and trigger finger surgery.
    Germany move is happening as soon as the PA house sells. We have a potential buyer who just needs to finalize some things.
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I expect it won't take long for you to "hook up" with a few meat market dudes... Maybe you will get a few secrets from them and pass a few along...
    Will the move be permanent ?? or is this a 2-3 year sightseeing, food and wine tasting tour...
    My friends, that have toured, said I would love the historical buildings and history of Europe, especially Northern Europe..
     
  16. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Going to be permanent as soon as the PA house sells. Everything we have is in the 5th wheel so we dont need to rent a full sz sea van. The car we have to pay off or sell. I will be taking my processing equip. Lots of history there. My wifes sister said we should live in a larger city for while to see how we like it. She lives way out and the closest town is like 20 miles away. When we were there in Germany i asked my BIL to see some WWII stuff, they dont like talking about it so i let it go.

    We are heading up to NEPA on Sept 18th -30th to do some minor work on the house, power wash and fill in some washout holes in the road.
     
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  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are you shipping the 5th wheel over there ??
     
  18. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No

    5th wheel prob sell faster than house. My wife says they have folks calling all the time asking if units are for sale.
     
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I do hope you keep in touch with all of us.. Enjoy your new digs and friends... Moving to the heart of sausage country must be exciting...
     
  20. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Rick,,, Good luck on you next adventure,, hope to see you around here and on FB
     

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