Lonzino and Coppa's started....

Discussion in 'Curing' started by danmcg, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I finally got around to making a curing cabinet out of an extra frig that came with our new home. I decided to start the curing adventure with whole muscles. The lonzino is a Len Poli recipe with some black pepper and garlic. cured in a cool refrig for 12 days then hung to dry in the curing chamber for at least 17 days.

    The coppa recipe is from the marianski's which it rubbed with half the cure and spice and chilled for 9 days, then the other half is applied for another 9 days. then it's rinsed off and more spice is added, then into the curing chamber to dry.
    I've got the chamber set up in the basement where ambient temp has been running 57-60 f (14-16 c) so heating or cooling is really no issue. and humidity I have dialed in to 70% and it will fluxuate between 67% and 74%.

    I'm feeling good, and somewhat confident. :|



    The lonzino in the center has been drying for 10 days and has lost about 10% of its weight. not really sure when I'd want to pull it to sample, any suggestions?

    Thanks for checking out my stuff!
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pull it all the way to North Central Washington... DOH.......


    Oh.... you said when...... I thought where..... DOH......
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2014
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm in!

    Is there a build thread on your curing chamber??? I'd be interested in more info on what you built and all the parts and pieces and the controls.
     
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dan, I'll check out Solar's build. I have had Jason's blog book marked for several years. His stuff is divine!
     

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