First attempt at CB and have a question

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by azbohunter, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. I am using Bears "Step by Step" and so far so good (I think) I guess I won't know for several days will I?

    Question is, Bear says in refer at 37-38* for x amount of days. I am using the refer in our RV for my meat and using my Maverick to check temp I am running down to 34* with it set at its warmest setting. RV refers are not as adjustable as what we have in our homes and the temp will range from 38* down to 34* depending on the ambient temp.

    Am I going to be alright?

    Thanks for your input.

    Dick

    Thought the sale price was pretty good but the regular price a bit over the top!


    TenderQuick and brown sugar per Bears "Step by Step"


    And wrapped in the zip lock for a few days!

     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will be fine.

    I keep my fridge around 36 and the meat cures ok.
     
  3. Thank you sir:

    The only problem I see with this process is having to wait so many days to see how it turns out!
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's part of the fun, waiting.
     
  5. Maybe, but, it is the hardest part![​IMG]
     
  6. Above 32 and below 40....is all you need, that meat will take the cure fine .at these temperatures. I cure meat during winter in my shed, it stays above freezing and on occasion has reached 40 degrees, but I have never lost any meat.  Happy smoking! 
     
  7. Thank you Brian...
     

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