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by crustyo44
Fri Jan 09, 2015 05:19
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: It's Horse of Course
Replies: 8
Views: 6930

I have eaten horse meat many times, fresh, minced and in Rookvlees (smoked meat).
In Southern Germany I bought some rolls with donkey salami for lunch when I was there many years ago.
As long as it is labelled correctly I cant see any trouble with it.
Cheers,
Jan.
by crustyo44
Thu Jan 08, 2015 08:02
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Safe thawing and refreezing...A Cardinal Sin?
Replies: 9
Views: 8402

Aaron, I have committed that Cardinal sinsplenty of times and you know what, I am still alive.
Just make sure everything that has touched the meat has been cleaned properly and correctly.
Cheers,
Jan.
by crustyo44
Thu Jan 08, 2015 07:56
Forum: Dry Curing with Tublin: Umai and Banquet Bags
Topic: My Coppa In The Dry Bags UPDATES
Replies: 39
Views: 28448

Devo, The Coppa's look great sofar. I always have put the stretch netting on the outside of the bag. Due to my vacuum sealer playing up the first few times I used it, my thinking was that if I couldn't get a perfect vacuum I use the netting to bond it all together. It worked flawlessly and saved me ...
by crustyo44
Wed Dec 24, 2014 22:56
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Merry Christmas 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 10813

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your families.
Just be careful on the roads, too many tanked up idiots behind the wheel.
Cheers.
Jan.
by crustyo44
Sat Dec 20, 2014 03:50
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Netting for Sausage
Replies: 2
Views: 3922

Hi Snakeoil. As far as I know, all sausage netting is elastic and is available in several strengths, from Std to heavy duty. I have 4 sizes here in HD only. Buy the best possible. I use it on certain salamis and UMAi bags to help the bags stick to meat that you are trying to dry. It's not really nec...
by crustyo44
Wed Dec 17, 2014 00:10
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Australian And New Zealand Resources Discusion
Replies: 188
Views: 68648

Croc, Red has the correct label of the Kwik-Urit. I have a small container here but have never used it. I prefer the USA made cure #1 and #2., 99% of the recipes in books I have lists cure 1 & 2. The Kwit-Urit doesn't list any instructions for dry curing either. Piss poor as far as I am concerned. S...
by crustyo44
Wed Dec 10, 2014 04:37
Forum: Other products
Topic: Sweet bread from two year old sweet bread starter
Replies: 5
Views: 5072

Devo,
I am amazed at the finished product. after seeing this it has given me the urge to start feeding my starter again.
Cheers,
Jan.
by crustyo44
Tue Dec 09, 2014 20:38
Forum: Dry Curing with Tublin: Umai and Banquet Bags
Topic: Umai Soppressata and Chorizo
Replies: 40
Views: 25701

If you are making Coppa, Bresaola etc etc, you can stuff them in an UMAi bag without a vacuum seal but encase it all in stretch netting and dry the same in your kitchen fridge.
This method works also very well.
Cheers,
Jan.
by crustyo44
Sat Dec 06, 2014 23:23
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Shipping Charges
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

Phil, UPS, FedEx etc etc include customs clearance costs in their charges. Here in Australia, anything imported under AUD $ 1000.-- is duty and tax free so no clearance charges apply as well and the time frame through Customs is extremely speedy as well. Florida to Brisbane door to door 3 1/2 days m...
by crustyo44
Sat Dec 06, 2014 05:29
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Shipping Charges
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

Hi Phil, Being an account holder with FedEx and other large international shippers for many years, I can tell you that discounts of up to 90% are on offer, it is all dependant on quantities and cubic volume. All our USA purchases are pre-paid by the supplier to get this discount and every invoice is...
by crustyo44
Tue Dec 02, 2014 20:01
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Robbed at the border!
Replies: 11
Views: 8599

Marvelous!!!!!!!!
I would like to write something as well but if I do, I might get every damn government department on my doorstep here as my post might offend somebody somewhere and WE must be politically correct!!!!!!!!! :oops:
Merry Christmas to all members.
Jan.
by crustyo44
Mon Dec 01, 2014 07:18
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Robbed at the border!
Replies: 11
Views: 8599

Red,
In Australia they would have confiscated the lot. You are lucky to have some left.
What makes me wonder is how Canadian and Danish pork is allowed to be imported here.
Cheers,
Jan.
by crustyo44
Thu Nov 27, 2014 07:49
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Wedding food
Replies: 9
Views: 9354

Same here!!
Cheers,
Jan.
by crustyo44
Thu Nov 27, 2014 07:48
Forum: Dry Curing with Tublin: Umai and Banquet Bags
Topic: UMAi dry aging bags
Replies: 122
Views: 86241

Hi Devo, I have made quite a few products using the UMAi bags. I am impressed. Where I differ from you is that I put the elastic stretch netting on the outside if the UMAi bags for obvious reasons. Never had a bad result yet. In Australia we can now buy the Danish bags that are suitable for smoking ...
by crustyo44
Sun Nov 23, 2014 21:31
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: This and That
Replies: 3
Views: 3103

Hi Phil, What you have in your fridge is not to be sneezed at, there is enough to sliced for when the beer comes out. I am going to make their UMAi salami shortly and also their "cold"smoked salmon in various cure variations. Look at their website, I am intrigued. I have a lot to catch up with and t...