Black edges around coppa

Discussion in 'Curing' started by tchiu6, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. tchiu6

    tchiu6 Newbie

    I started curing this coppa mid Nov 2015, seasoned it on Dec 2, 2015 and wrapped it in beef bung. Weight loss hit 40% mark today (Feb 18) Only little spots of white mold here and there, not too much.

    This is my first Coppa cure, wondering if the black edges safe? Is it because the outer edges hardened faster than the rest?
    Safe for consumption?

    Thanks, any help is appreciated
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks as if it case hardened quite a bit from low humidity....  I'd trim off the dark stuff and eat the rest...
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What Dave said.
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just over dried. Check the storage humidity. No bacterial issue and Black Mold is distictly fuzzy...JJ

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