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by sambal badjak
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:51
Forum: For beginners
Topic: what is the easiest to smoke for a beginner?
Replies: 10
Views: 5039

Thanks Ursula, If you don't mind me asking: What brine did you use and for how long? I am about halfway through marianski's "home production of quality mea and tsausages" and I have read a ton of info on this forum and on meatsand sausages.com as well as poli's site. I am not going to venture into f...
by sambal badjak
Sat Aug 10, 2013 08:52
Forum: For beginners
Topic: what is the easiest to smoke for a beginner?
Replies: 10
Views: 5039

what is the easiest to smoke for a beginner?

I am just wondering what would be the easiest thing to smoke for someone who has only done some stove top smoking (you know, one of those things you put on the stove top, throw some wood chips and smoke fish or chicken or whatever for an hour, maybe 2 maximum) Basically the set up I got: - a (fake) ...
by sambal badjak
Mon Aug 05, 2013 07:34
Forum: Other products
Topic: My Sauerkraut Started
Replies: 40
Views: 29580

Shame!
Mine is almost ready, so maybe I can get you some?
by sambal badjak
Thu Aug 01, 2013 16:03
Forum: For beginners
Topic: When is it safe not to use nitrite/nitrate?
Replies: 11
Views: 6247

Yippee I found nitrite salt. It goes under the name of quick red cure. The recomended dose is 2 g/kg, resulting in 160 ppm. Easy calculations tell me that it is an 8% formulation (ain't I clever)? Anyway, this seems just a bit on the high side. I read in one of Marianski's book that EU and US regula...
by sambal badjak
Tue Jul 30, 2013 07:55
Forum: For beginners
Topic: When is it safe not to use nitrite/nitrate?
Replies: 11
Views: 6247

Thanks guys,
That's a fantastic offer.
I will know later this week if I can get some nitrite salt. I will keep you posted!
Keeping my fingers crossed !!!
by sambal badjak
Sun Jul 28, 2013 05:47
Forum: For beginners
Topic: When is it safe not to use nitrite/nitrate?
Replies: 11
Views: 6247

Thanks guys, It is getting clearer and clearer! For now, I will stick with fresh sausages, fry them or grill them, but not smoke them. For smoking I will use not-encased meat and smoke at high temperature. I read somewhere that that should be called "cooking with smoke"? The good news is that it loo...
by sambal badjak
Fri Jul 26, 2013 17:05
Forum: For beginners
Topic: When is it safe not to use nitrite/nitrate?
Replies: 11
Views: 6247

Thanks Ross, I have read up on the subject, but there are a lot of differing opinions out there: Your answer is definitely helping me. Very enlightening :smile: So the actual casings are a bit of an issue. I didn't think about that. Now if I would make patties instead of sausages: would option 3 & 4...
by sambal badjak
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:29
Forum: For beginners
Topic: When is it safe not to use nitrite/nitrate?
Replies: 11
Views: 6247

When is it safe not to use nitrite/nitrate?

I know this has been asked a couple of times, bu it is still confusing me somewhat. There seem to be a number of conflicting opinions about: Anyway, the main reason for asking is that I struggle to get a cure/curing sal/tnitrate/nitrite etc (see other post of today as well). Am I correct in the foll...
by sambal badjak
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:16
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Instant cure S
Replies: 1
Views: 3184

Instant cure S

I managed to find some cure from Freddy Hirsch (a South African supplier) and it is called Instant cure S? Does anyone know it or how to work with it as the infoon the package is not very clear. It contains: Salt Dextrose Sucrose Curing agent (salt preservative Sodium Nitrite) Sodium carbonate Colcu...
by sambal badjak
Thu Jul 25, 2013 06:12
Forum: Other products
Topic: My Sauerkraut Started
Replies: 40
Views: 29580

Thanks for the article, Red.
It got some nice info, and it actually looks like I am on the right track, although with a real cheapo set-up.
I will keep on tasting....
by sambal badjak
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:21
Forum: Other products
Topic: My Sauerkraut Started
Replies: 40
Views: 29580

I have a batch of sauerkraut standing as well. It's a very simple set-up, just a big bucket with sliced cabbage, weight down with a plate and a bag of brine solution (in case of leaks). It is close to 2 weeks old now and I haven't seen any scum yet. I do have a question that I hope you guys can help...
by sambal badjak
Sat Jul 20, 2013 08:47
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 337307

Thanks for the very warm welcome, everyone. I might just feel at home here :lol: I am Dutch, hence the red/white and blue flag, but I live in Zambia. Thought that would confuse a couple of people! I love Indonesian food, actually all SE Asian food. What's life without garlic and chili? I haven;t tri...
by sambal badjak
Sat Jul 20, 2013 07:40
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: cold smoker design with proQ cold smoke generator and old fr
Replies: 7
Views: 12426

Thanks guys, I am resigned to the fact that i can only cold smoke in wintertime, but it is still winter, so I might just have one or two chances to experiment, after that:it will be warm smoking! The fridge is an old drinks display fridge and the refrigerator unit is unrepairable, so I may as well d...
by sambal badjak
Fri Jul 19, 2013 14:04
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: cold smoker design with proQ cold smoke generator and old fr
Replies: 7
Views: 12426

cold smoker design with proQ cold smoke generator and old fr

Hi All, I am pretty new at all this. I have done some warm smoking with a stove top smoker, but never any cold smoking. I have just ordered a proQ cold smoke generator and it should be here early August. I a, thinking in placing the proQ inside a fridge. I have an old one with a glass door (so I can...
by sambal badjak
Fri Jul 19, 2013 13:14
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 337307

Thanks for the welcome, and yes, I do live in Zambia at the border with Zimbabwe, right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Boating and fishing are 2 of my hobbies. The other ones obviously are eating and cooking, if I may be so bold to include curing, smoking etc under the "cooking" heading.....