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Offline 3rensho

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Re: Dried Pork Loin, Part 1
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2010, 04:50:25 am »
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Generally if moisture cannot escape, the center of the meat can spoil.

Many books call this case hardening when the outside gets hard and traps the moisture leading to spoilage.  I avoid it when making salami by keeping RH at 70-75%.  I also pre-innoculate the sausage to be dried with white mold like the commercial makers do.
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Re: Dried Pork Loin, Part 1
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2010, 09:00:58 am »
I think Habs has it spot on.  See my PM to you...

thanks Habs. This makes sense.
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Re: Dried Pork Loin, Part 1
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2010, 01:40:36 pm »
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Generally if moisture cannot escape, the center of the meat can spoil.

Many books call this case hardening when the outside gets hard and traps the moisture leading to spoilage.  I avoid it when making salami by keeping RH at 70-75%.  I also pre-innoculate the sausage to be dried with white mold like the commercial makers do.

Thanks for the tips. Because of my high humidity problems in my cabinet, the next time I dry cure I may also pre-inoculate.


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Re: Dried Pork Loin, Part 1
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2010, 05:11:20 am »
Thanks again all. What is the name of the mold/inoculator you use? 
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Re: Dried Pork Loin, Part 1
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2010, 01:35:41 pm »
Thanks again all. What is the name of the mold/inoculator you use? 

The inoculate will not solve your problem because it is due to low humidity. The inoculate is a culture of friendly white mold that is sprayed on the outside of the meat or sausage, and gives it a head start over other mold and bacteria that can be harmful. This white mold is beneficial because it grows rapidly and prevents other more harmful molds and bacteria to get a chance to grow. For me it would be helpful, because my dry curing cabinet humidity levels averaged in the mid-80% RH.


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