Lomo and Bresaola

Discussion in 'Curing' started by bigrub, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. bigrub

    bigrub Fire Starter

    Lomo and Bresaola all done new curing chamber worked great. Now drying a couple of smoked sauages, a French Saucisson and a Polish Kabanosy.

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
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  2. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey BR,

    Wow! Great looking cured meats!

    It doesn't look like you are drying your lomo or bresaola using casings. Did you have any trouble with case hardening? What kind of temp/humidity are you running in your chamber, and for how long?

    I'm jealous! I've got my first bresaola curing right now, and will start hanging it in about a week and a half. I was planning to stuff it into a beef bung to try to prevent case hardening. Hope mine comes out half as good as yours looks!

  3. bigrub

    bigrub Fire Starter

    I actualy used all pork, loin and a few tenderloins, no beef. next time beef. I cured 2 weeks in refrig, then tied up and hung in chamber 85-% humid, about 75 deg, then every few days 3-4 stepped down hum , ended at 70% and 50-60 deg. I used no casing. Keep hum up so as not to get hard outer and stop or slow drying the inner , I believe it worked well. I have some smoked sausage in now for drying.  I plan on doing fermented sausage next, using prague 2 for anti bad stuff and Bactofern  T-SPX to start the fermenting. Maybe a mold starter to get a good white penicillin mold on outside. If you have any questions, I will be glad to help. I am an amiture and just learning also.
  4. bigrub

    bigrub Fire Starter

    The Bresaola is quit nice with tenderloin, have not tried the loin yet, a few days. I like the Bresaola, but I like the Lomo even better. Pork loins are so cheap, I think after the fermented sausage gets started I will do some more loins with a variety of herb ans spice mixtures. Fun.
  5. bigrub

    bigrub Fire Starter

    I like what you did with the ducks. We do not get to many in San Diego
  6. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, BR. You might be able to find frozen duck breast in a Whole Foods (or similar) upscale grocery store. The duck prosciutto was very tasty.

    Thanks for the details on temp and humidity...the step-down approach sounds like it works well. Good luck with your fermented sausage!

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