Newby Questions

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Newby Questions

Postby Tris1948 » Wed May 28, 2014 11:31 am

Hi all

I've only gone an got the urge to make some bacon - fed up with the gunge leaking out the shop bought stuff - UCK

I plan to follow Phils receipe here http://www.localfoodheroes.co.uk/?e=541 and some Cure #1 is currently winging its way to me - I hope!

Domestic management is not too thrilled with my plans so a bit of "expectation management " is in order :lol:

Re the drying part of the process. I have not got a cold building available this time of year so in the fridge it must go and I'll be in strife if I leave a chunk of meat on the fridge shelf to dry

So if I were to get a big plastic food box and drill a bunch of holes in it so the air can get to the meat (but other stuff in the fridge can't) would it be OK

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Re: Newby Questions

Postby NCPaul » Wed May 28, 2014 3:01 pm

Welcome to the forum. :D That will work fine I would think. Please know that you won't want to buy bacon after you do this.
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Re: Newby Questions

Postby wheels » Wed May 28, 2014 4:48 pm

Welcome. You could just put it on the plastic coated wires of the fridge shelf if you want. Just turn it every day or so.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Newby Questions

Postby senorkevin » Thu May 29, 2014 3:37 pm

Aren't you meant to wrap the bacon in cling film or a food grade bag until it has cured then just leave it to dry for a few hours?
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Re: Newby Questions

Postby wheels » Thu May 29, 2014 5:51 pm

Yes, you cure it in a bag or similar. The OP is referring to the drying part:

Tris1948 wrote:Re the drying part of the process...


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Re: Newby Questions

Postby senorkevin » Thu May 29, 2014 5:56 pm

Doh!
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Re: Newby Questions

Postby wheels » Thu May 29, 2014 6:31 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Newby Questions

Postby senorkevin » Thu May 29, 2014 6:36 pm

How long should it should it be dried for?
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