Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

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Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby gsevelle » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:31 pm

I have 2 Coppas in a pan that I packed with salt 5 days ago. Was going to let them set fort 9 days then turn and redress with salt. I checked on them last night and found them sitting in salt solution.

Should I remove them re-salt and set them on a rack or just let them sit in the liquid.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby wheels » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:54 pm

Just salt, as in a salt box?

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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby crustyo44 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:37 pm

That all depends on the % of salt used.
I prefer to EQ cure now in a vacuum bag with a part vacuum. No mess and with EQ ,no over salting!! and the curing time is no longer critical.
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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby gsevelle » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:33 am

wheels wrote:Just salt, as in a salt box?

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Yes as in Kosher salt.
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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby wheels » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:31 pm

In that case, I'd probably redress it and try to lift it above any liquid.

That said, I don't cure by this method so this is only my 'gut feeling' as to what I'd do.

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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby gsevelle » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:46 pm

I pulled the muscles out today, both are very firm so I've decided that they have cured enough. I have reviewed 8 to 10 recipes and the cure time is all over the map from 3 days to 25 days. That being said I've spiced and stuffed into Beef Bung, warped in net and string and they are now drying for 24 hours before I put them into the cold box to finish.

Thanks for the advice it is always welcomed and weighted.

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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby wheels » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:22 am

In most curing, it's the time to equalise that's the important bit. With coppa that shouldn't be an issue.

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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby gsevelle » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:09 pm

wheels wrote:In most curing, it's the time to equalise that's the important bit. With coppa that shouldn't be an issue.

Keep us posted.

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The Coppas came out great one is completely gone and the second is down to half in a vac sealed bag in the frig.

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back been busy with life. I'm on vacation sitting in a condo looking out at the ocean and taking the time to go back to the forums that I lurk about on.

I'm planning on making more but will have to wait till late fall or winter due to temps in my location.
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Re: Help!!!!! Curing Coppa

Postby wheels » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:49 pm

It's great to have project turn out well. :D

Enjoy your vacation.

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