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Tying a ham.......

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 03:37
by OleBull
Tying a ham...
Wi─ůzanie szynki....

http://youtu.be/3RhEl8H6xpM

Sven

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 04:41
by ssorllih
I wish they had shown the manner with which they secured the last turn. It is a very good demonstration but it can't end as it did, they had to tie the end of the string.
I know a number of hitches that would work but i wonder what the butcher uses.

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 04:54
by uwanna61
Wow if that were me tying that ham, I would have had several fingers tied, while wearing those gloves. :mrgreen:

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 13:23
by Dave Zac
While the fella did a neat job, I recently learned to lace meat and find the technique much more useful for not only holding the meat but for hanging and smoking hams. I have one drying now to smoke later today.
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Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 14:20
by ssorllih
That was the first demostration that I have seen of a continous spiral wrap. It is obvious that he has used this method many times but I question if it is necessary to pull the twine so very tightly.

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 17:52
by Siara
I'am using this method of tying a ham:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6MqmcLtQD0

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 20:44
by Dave Zac
That's the technique I learned. Thanks for posting the video Siara because I had enough trouble learning let alone trying to explain it to someone.

Dave Zac

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 21:16
by story28
I have been looking for a step-by-step video of tying culatello, but so far I have only seen videos that don't provide the appropriate camera angle. Either that, or the video is edited and skips by most of the process.

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 21:43
by ssorllih
That is the same hitch as I use to lace electrical cable. It isn't likely to slip. Siara makes it without pulling the end. Very neat.

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 22:07
by Chuckwagon
I learned Siara's method too. Half-hitches - just like the ones a cowboy loops 'round the horn of his saddle when throwin' a loop at a cow. When it's time to pull up, he simply makes a small half hitch over the horn, then quickly loops another turned upside down to form a clove hitch. Very dependable. Thanks Siara.

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 06:48
by OleBull
Matt Wright does a pretty good job of tying up a whole muscle for air drying.....

http://vimeo.com/15553953



Sven

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 16:00
by ssorllih
I wonder what he does with all of the short pieces of string. Seara tied his piece with a continuous length of twine

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 03:32
by OleBull
ssorllih wrote:I wonder what he does with all of the short pieces of string. Seara tied his piece with a continuous length of twine
His technique is a bit inefficient and wasteful of the twine, but it gets the job done.

I tie mine in the style of culatello which I learned in northern Italy.

The following video is a good example, starting at about 2:43.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVMSZHFt51E

Sven

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 18:50
by ssorllih
That is the same method as is used to ball and burlap the root ball of a tree when transplanting. It is very secure and will allow rolling the ball like a wheel with the tree horizontal like an axle. When someone is making an expensive piece of meat it is worth taking care of the small details to make the work neat.