Air Dry Ham Recipe

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Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby warston » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:02 am

hello everyone
I was wondering if anyone got a recipe for curing pork leg or loin air dry if i don't have a curing chamber !
what i have in mind is some grounded spices and cure#2 and hang the meat up in the garage or in a dry cold place.
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby wheels » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:56 am

When asked by PM, I said I didn't have a recipe for this, however, I've just remembered a post by the forum owner on The River Cottage website:

http://www.rivercottage.net/forum/the-r ... oto-guide/

Obviously, you'll need somewhere below 15°C (59°F) so it may best best left until the autumn.

HTH

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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby yotmon » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:57 pm

Hi Wheels, had a look at Franco's recipe and seems easy enough to follow, might have a go later in the year as i have somewhere in mind to hang one ( a farmer friend has a old disused dairy room off his kitchen ). :wink:
Re' the 'RC' forum, there are some scary recipes/advice given by folk that don't seem to have the knowledge to do so. If you take a look at the top of page 5 of Franco's post, someone has come along to say you can make Parma ham by just salting it for 1 day, wash it off and hang it in front of a blower for 3 days and its ready :shock: I was looking at another post on cured duck when someone suggested using 6 tablespoons of saltpetre in the cure. :? I think it was your good self that offered advice and guidance on such an amount. To be honest, Iv'e watched a few videos on youtube by HFW and the lack of precision in ingredients or lack of them (cure 1 +2), make me think he's just 'winging' it and flying by the seat of his pants !
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby wheels » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:02 pm

I used to be a member over there, but it even got too much for me! You're fighting a losing battle against the 'bit of salt, and hang it in a tree' mentality.

Some members tried to help, but in the end, 'there's no so blind as those that will not see'.

Perhaps it's about time for Franco's recipe to be on here?

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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby warston » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:02 am

Hey Phil ! this is EXACTLY what i was looking for ! thanks a lot for your efforts and for not overlooking me :)
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby wheels » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:22 pm

Glad to be of help.

Be sure to keep the temp below 59°F (15°C) though.

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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby warston » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:07 pm

wheels wrote:Glad to be of help.

Be sure to keep the temp below 59°F (15°C) though.

Phil

will do :wink:
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby warston » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:07 am

Hey Phil
if i cured the cut in the fridge, will that be ok ? or i need a curing chamber ?
any easy guide about " building your own curing chamber" including the parts names and the best stores to buy them ?
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby crustyo44 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:03 am

For curing a loin, I would experiment with a UMAi bag. Look at their experiments on You Tube and Forum
I am curing some Coppas in my kitchen fridge at the moment with a predicted weightloss.
I think you can buy bags big enough for a part Ham.
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby wheels » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:08 am

warston wrote:any easy guide about " building your own curing chamber" including the parts names and the best stores to buy them ?


For US member's, this is the best:

http://curedmeats.blogspot.co.uk/2007/0 ... amber.html

HTH

Edited: Please note that there are many posts about this subject on the forum, and photos of some brilliant fridge conversions.
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby warston » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:07 pm

thanks Jan for the info !
thanks Phil for the link
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby warston » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:44 am

have a question, can anyone please tell me if this item fits a frig that i'm planning to turn it to curing chamber? http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Off-New-Digi ... 0914004066
i just saw that its cables are different from the other devices
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby Wunderdave » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:32 pm

Warston, if you're a little handy that should work fine. You'll need a relay. And, make sure you set the interval for the temp long, like a minute or more, it's not good for refrigerator compressors to switch on and off rapidly. The cables might be included temp/RH sensors.
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby warston » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:52 am

Thanks Wunderdave ! so u r saying that this kind of cables and jacks will work right ?
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Re: Air Dry Ham Recipe

Postby Wunderdave » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:13 pm

no promises, but it looks from that ad that the cables shown are actually the temp/RH sensor. The other cables and jacks are up to you to wire correctly. This type of product is NOT a plug-and-play solution, you will need to do some wiring.

If you want a plug and play solution those products are available at 3-4x the cost of the controller box alone.
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