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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    Have to say this is an amazing thread.  About to start on my first pancetta.
    awesome ...........several ways to go there Tesa, Arrotolata Steccata , any can be taken to just the cured "cook to consume" or lower the water activity to a point where can be eaten UnCooked ........ cant wait to see the results 
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  • BigGreenKevBigGreenKev Posts: 154
    lkapigian said:
    Have to say this is an amazing thread.  About to start on my first pancetta.
    awesome ...........several ways to go there Tesa, Arrotolata Steccata , any can be taken to just the cured "cook to consume" or lower the water activity to a point where can be eaten UnCooked ........ cant wait to see the results 
    Starting off with Umai bag method so I can use a regular fridge.  I've had good results with their dry aged bags


  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    edited May 15
    The bresaola is about finished in the cure, so I finally got around to converting that fridge I bought to a curing chamber. 

    Went with the Inkbird WiFi temperature and humidity controllers. It seems to be settling in nicely at 60 F and 65% RH. The hysteresis on the controller is set wide enough so that the various components won’t fight each other.

    Just have to add the computer fan for air movement, and stuff some insulation in the hole I cut for the cords. 




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  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    That’s nice!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    beautiful setup, Mike
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    First victim in to the chamber. Followed the dry-aged bresaola recipe from Two Guys & a Cooler, but following Ruhlman’s directions for drying as I don’t have a proper sized collagen casing that Two Guys calls for.


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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    CTMike said:
    First victim in to the chamber. Followed the dry-aged bresaola recipe from Two Guys & a Cooler, but following Ruhlman’s directions for drying as I don’t have a proper sized collagen casing that Two Guys calls for.


    looks sweet!.
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    Checked the weight on the Bresaola today, was 1.01 kg, right at 65% weight loss. Wiped down the mold with some white vinegar, and then rinsed and dried.

    Sliced off a couple pieces for taste testing for the wife and I, adding a couple drops of EVOO and lemon juice. Very good.

    The rest was vacuum sealed and in to the walk-in for a couple weeks to allow the moisture to equalize throughout. Will definitely be doing this again.


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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    Bravo @CTMike
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    lkapigian said:
    Bravo @CTMike
    Thanks. Someone over on Reddit thinks the mold is not a beneficial strain. Thoughts?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    CTMike said:
    lkapigian said:
    Bravo @CTMike
    Thanks. Someone over on Reddit thinks the mold is not a beneficial strain. Thoughts?
    Some molds are, some aren't.  That's like saying bacteria is bad.

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    CTMike said:
    lkapigian said:
    Bravo @CTMike
    Thanks. Someone over on Reddit thinks the mold is not a beneficial strain. Thoughts?
    Some molds are, some aren't.  That's like saying bacteria is bad.

    For sure. White mold AKA Penicillium nalgiovense what you want, even some green molds give it that funky cheesyness ..shy away from black mold 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    lkapigian said:
    CTMike said:
    lkapigian said:
    Bravo @CTMike
    Thanks. Someone over on Reddit thinks the mold is not a beneficial strain. Thoughts?
    Some molds are, some aren't.  That's like saying bacteria is bad.

    For sure. White mold AKA Penicillium nalgiovense what you want, even some green molds give it that funky cheesyness ..shy away from black mold 
    right, many molds protect themselves (and their food) by killing competitors.  The penicillin kills some bacteria, protects our food from it.  And was a breakthrough in medicine.

    The story behind penicillin goes like this:

    "Often described as a careless lab technician, Fleming returned from a two-week vacation to find that a mold had developed on an accidentally contaminated staphylococcus culture plate. Upon examination of the mold, he noticed that the culture prevented the growth of staphylococci."


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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    So can I take your comments to mean that this particular white mold is nothing to worry about?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    I got white mold on my bresaola too.  I didn't worry about it, rinsed it off with some distilled vinegar.
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    I got white mold on my bresaola too.  I didn't worry about it, rinsed it off with some distilled vinegar.
    Thanks - how long should I let it equalize?
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    CTMike said:
    So can I take your comments to mean that this particular white mold is nothing to worry about?
    White mold is nothing to worry about 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    CTMike said:
    I got white mold on my bresaola too.  I didn't worry about it, rinsed it off with some distilled vinegar.
    Thanks - how long should I let it equalize?
    Optional, but from my understanding, you want to decrease the case hardening by letting some interior moisture work it's way back to the surface where the drying occurs.  I guess you could look at it as just keeping it wrapped, but I see no issue on waiting to eat it.

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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    CTMike said:
    I got white mold on my bresaola too.  I didn't worry about it, rinsed it off with some distilled vinegar.
    Thanks - how long should I let it equalize?
    Optional, but from my understanding, you want to decrease the case hardening by letting some interior moisture work it's way back to the surface where the drying occurs.  I guess you could look at it as just keeping it wrapped, but I see no issue on waiting to eat it.

    Mostly I’m waiting to see if we die in the next couple days from sampling it today. 😎
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    Lol
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  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    @CTMike That looks beautiful my friend. I know, I was hesitant about eating moldy meat too. I didn't die.
    Coleman, Texas
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    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    I eat the rind on brie, I'm a crazy person (but still alive for some reason).
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  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    I eat the rind on brie, I'm a crazy person (but still alive for some reason).
    I’m with you. I like the funk of the rind. I really like taleggio washed rind cheese.  
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    edited June 30
    Took the bresaola out of the vacuum bag today, obviously no one died last week. 

    Hacked off a couple slices, couple drops of EVOO and lemon juice - amazing flavor. 


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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    CTMike said:
    Took the bresaola out of the vacuum bag today, obviously no one died last week. 

    Hacked off a couple slices, couple drops of EVOO and lemon juice - amazing flavor. 


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  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    @CTMike That looks delicious!
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,690
    edited July 2
    Broke out the Berkel and sliced the bresaola paper thin. Added fresh arugula, some EVOO, 12 y/o balsamic, shaved Parmigiana Reggiano, and fresh cracked black pepper. 

    Amazingly good. 



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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    CTMike said:
    Broke out the Berkel and sliced the bresaola paper thin. Added fresh arugula, some EVOO, 12 y/o balsamic, shaved Parmigiana Reggiano, and fresh cracked black pepper. 

    Amazingly good. 



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    The way it should be and melt in your mouth 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    That's what I'm talking about!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,165
    A little off-topic, but look up bo tai chanh.  It's a great spin on carpaccio.

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