Vacuum Seal vs Zip Lock Bag Curing process

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by prkranger2, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Which is the proper way to do the dry curing process. I have read about it being done both ways. Is there any disadvantages to vacuum sealing the bellies after the cure is applied.
     
  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The only disadvantage I can think of is cost. I used Ziploc bags and they worked fine for me. Just made sure I got most of the air out of the bags and they didn't open while rubbing/flipping them over. I also folded the edges up and over so the liquid that forms from curing stays in contact with the bellies.
     
  3. Thanks for responding. I am going to try it vacuum sealed and see how it goes.
     
  4. rexster314

    rexster314 Meat Mopper

    I use the 3 gallon ziploc bags, but on occasion I've used 13 gallon trash bags tied up for curing my pork bellies.
     

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