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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Pellicle question
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2009, 02:18:22 AM »
O.k. I'm sold on air drying to form a good pellicle
My question is should the fish go into the fridge to form pellicle or at room temp in front of a fan ?
What would be the time difference in fridge compared to room temp in front of fan ?
My first time smoking, coho is soaking in the brine overnight. i know Kummok's recipe calls for air dry in fridge but also noticed lots of people air drying in front of the fan .

I have done it both ways. A lot depends on your refrigerator, how full it is and whether it is self defrosting. If I have room, I like the devolop the pellicle in the refrigerator. I ususually make up three racks at a time, and it generally takes 10 - 12 hours; basically overnight.


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Re: Pellicle question
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2009, 02:38:12 PM »
From my understanding pellicle also helps with the preservation if you wanted to store any.  I find it to be a necessary step that enhances look and taste... I like to air dry in the fall as the temperature is right and I just leave them on the racks with a slightly open door and air moves through well enough to dry in a reasonable time..