Vacum cureing

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by eman, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Howdy All,
    Have a question about cureing canadian bacon,
    Does anyone have any knowledge of vacum cureing vs. cureing in zip locks?
    Does it make a difference in cure absobtion ? does it shorten cureing times?
    If there is 0 difference then i won't waste vacum bags.
    Just a few ??? that i hope one of y'all may have an answer for.
    Thanks, Eman
     
  2. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've used the vacuum to marinade. I think it pulls the marinade in quicker and more thorough. I would assume the same in curing but I've never seen any times on it.
     
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm getting ready to do some pastrami from scratch and I was planning on curing in the vacuum seal bags, weighing it down and massaging for 4-5 days. From different reading I have done this is a good way to go, but since it will be my first time I couldn't tell you how well it works.
     

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