Forgot Kosher salt

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Forgot Kosher salt

Postby thirdeyeo4 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:56 am

So yes total newb question and mistake. I made the Spanish Chorizo Ruhlman recipe and am pretty sure I didn't add the kosher salt. It has already fermented. I'm guessing I should just throw it out? Thanks
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Re: Forgot Kosher salt

Postby NCPaul » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:24 am

Welcome to the forum. :D It would be my inclination to do so; salt is the first safety hurdle in making dry cured sausage. The initial addition of salt drops the water activity down to 0.96-0.98 which slows bacterial growth.
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Re: Forgot Kosher salt

Postby wheels » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:12 pm


I agree with NCPaul. I'd start again.

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Re: Forgot Kosher salt

Postby montanaSalami » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:58 pm

If the fermentation has only just started the salt should be evident by taste. Could the meat have gone bad already? A tiny taste shouldn't harm you. If there is no salt taste, then lesson learned and get it in to the city dump.
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