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Offline rcger

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Pancetta
« on: July 31, 2016, 12:38:11 pm »
Does pancetta prepared with InstaCure #2 need to be refrigerated after it's been dried?  Thanks in advance.
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Re: Pancetta
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 01:16:45 pm »
Technically no, but it is always a good idea to refrigerate air dried meats. Just make sure you start with a good recipe, and that you air dry it until at least 30% weight loss.

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Offline rcger

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Re: Pancetta
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 01:27:05 pm »
Here's the recipe I'll follow for the curing process:
5# Pork Belly
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
InstaCure #2 - 0.25% Weight of Meat
¾ Cup Kosher Salt – 3% Weight of Meat
1 TBS Dark Brown Sugar
2 TBS Coarse Black Pepper
1 TBS Crushed Juniper Berries
2 Bay Leaves – Crumbled
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
2-3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
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Re: Pancetta
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 01:58:10 am »
You have a safe recipe, both the salt and cure are measured correctly.


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