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First salami experiment, is this ok? pics

Postby Fingers » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:44 pm

Hello Folks

Having now read up a little it would seem my drying room maybe a tad cold at min 2 degC max 10 degC over the last 5 days. Humidity has been around the 70% - 85% mark. The room is very well ventilated.

However my salami is looking OK, I guess, no mold of any sign, good or bad and they have lost 21 - 23% in weight so they are drying out despite the cold temp. Lets see what they do in the next 9 days.

Shame they were made without any cure #1 or #2!! :evil:

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Re: First salami experiment, is this ok? pics

Postby Fingers » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:39 pm

Was hoping for a little feedback here folks?... These are 9 days old and have lost 21 - 23% in weight.

Would you say these are drying out ok so far?
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Re: First salami experiment, is this ok? pics

Postby wheels » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:34 pm

It's impossible to tell. Is the black mark at the bottom of the one on the left (in the bottom picture) a peppercorn under the casing?
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Re: First salami experiment, is this ok? pics

Postby Fingers » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:54 pm

Yes its a whole pepper corn, these had a tea spoon of them. Are they drying at a good rate after 9 days? There's no mold of any sort that I can see, I am not sure if this is a good thing or not.
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Re: First salami experiment, is this ok? pics

Postby NCPaul » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:03 pm

For hog casings the drying rate seems about right. The early loss of water is fast, it's more difficult later in the process. When the salami have lost 35 % the cross section will show how the drying went.
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Re: First salami experiment, is this ok? pics

Postby Fingers » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:23 pm

Cheers, I best point out there are 3 salami and 3 chorizo type here. Hence the different colours, lets see what that look like in another 9 days.
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