what is safe mold

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what is safe mold

Postby jpana » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:47 pm

Hi All,

I am making salami for the first time. I am using natural casings and curing in a wine fridge that has humidity control and temp control.

I have set to 12 degrees celcius and 75% humidity. However I notice after getting back from a week away that the humidity was over 85%. I fixed it immediately. Now about a week later i noticed that along with my white fluffy mold and chalky coating i have some green fluffy mold and a couple of spots of blackish brown mold.

I washed the salami down with white wine vinegar and put them back to keep curing... are they a failed batch or should they be ok?

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Re: what is safe mold

Postby Wunderdave » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:22 pm

fluffy green and black (ESPECIALLY BLACK) is a bad mold and will make your product unsafe to eat. make sure that the black spots aren't just black peppercorns showing through the skin.

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Re: what is safe mold

Postby jpana » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:04 am

Hi,

Thank you for the response. Please see below image. Im sure its not the pepercorns. I have seen people with this mold and just clean with white wine vinegar and contine curing but im not sure i want to risk it.

I dont plan on dying over some salami.

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thanks again

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Re: what is safe mold

Postby Wunderdave » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:47 pm

I'd clean it off with vinegar, re-hang, and if the mold comes back, bin it.
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Re: what is safe mold

Postby jpana » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:42 pm

That sounds like a great plan.

thanks heaps for the responses. :D
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Re: what is safe mold

Postby wheels » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:49 pm

I'd try to check that the black mould isn't more than 'casing deep'. That's the one that would really worry me.

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