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by Cabonaia
Tue Jul 17, 2012 23:21
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Mortadella by NorCalKid
Replies: 19
Views: 69814

Hey NorCal, I tried your mortadella recipe. Fantastic! Didn't come out as amazingly good looking as yours (I have a lot to learn) but it pleased me and everyone around here greatly. Instant favorite. Already working on batch #2. Many thanks for your clear instructions and beautiful illustrations. ht...
by Cabonaia
Mon Jul 16, 2012 23:26
Forum: Fishes
Topic: Decided to smoke some Coho
Replies: 26
Views: 19231

BTW, couple weeks ago I brined and sort of half grilled / half smoked some salmon. It was excellent! Salmon is so great on the grill, but can dry out quickly as you said. The brine made a huge difference in the final product, and much more forgiving along the way. May we have more salmon years like ...
by Cabonaia
Mon Jul 16, 2012 23:20
Forum: Fishes
Topic: Decided to smoke some Coho
Replies: 26
Views: 19231

Redzed - I will let you know how it comes out, positive or negative. :mrgreen: I am not going to smoke it at all, just cure it. I don't have a good way of cold smoking at this point, though I did finally break down and ordered an Amaz-n smoker today!
by Cabonaia
Mon Jul 16, 2012 21:21
Forum: Fishes
Topic: Decided to smoke some Coho
Replies: 26
Views: 19231

Sockeye fillets are a lot firmer than coho, making thin slices possible and the deep red colour is great in presentation. I am glad to hear this! The local Costco was selling whole fresh sockeye for 4.99/lb (!!), so I got some that had just been packaged. Seemed reasonably fresh when I opened it. I...
by Cabonaia
Fri Jul 06, 2012 23:07
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Bangers, Brats & Breakfast Sausages
Replies: 12
Views: 10528

Thanks for the recipe - I am going to have to try it. I also enthused about the conyeagerspice link. Free shipping for orders over $35 - that's great! I have to buy all my sausage ingredients online, and the shipping really hurts. You're lucky to live so near suppliers.

jeff
by Cabonaia
Fri Jul 06, 2012 02:28
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Gathering your own juniper berries.
Replies: 8
Views: 7621

Redzed - Just realized I did not attach the URL I mentioned: http://www.myspicesage.com/

But they don't ship free to Canada...sorry. Hope you find some good berries to pick. Let me know if it works out.

Jeff
by Cabonaia
Thu Jul 05, 2012 23:03
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Gathering your own juniper berries.
Replies: 8
Views: 7621

I've often wondered that myself, as I've tossed good looking ones whilst chopping wood. This site might help, though it doesn't mention the Northwest in particular: http://www.moscowfood.coop/garden/junipers.html I bought some berries online at this site, which has free shipping on orders over $10. ...
by Cabonaia
Thu Jul 05, 2012 22:52
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: max size of smokehouse with 1000w 120v heating element
Replies: 19
Views: 12627

For an electric burner, I've seen tabletop types for about $15. You could get one for even less I suppose at a used store. Just plug in and go.
by Cabonaia
Thu Jul 05, 2012 17:50
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Bangers, Brats & Breakfast Sausages
Replies: 12
Views: 10528

Kevin - thanks. That's what I was hoping you would say! I don't really want to buy the hi-temp stuff. Just another thing to mail away for, plus I don't know what's in it. One of the challenges of sausage making is to keep postage costs down! We all ought to encourage our local beer/winemaking supply...
by Cabonaia
Thu Jul 05, 2012 16:44
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Bangers, Brats & Breakfast Sausages
Replies: 12
Views: 10528

Kevin - thanks, I'm saving all 3 recipes. Question: did you use high temp cheddar in the cheddar bratwurst? I have always wondered if that is a must.

Jeff
by Cabonaia
Thu Jul 05, 2012 04:09
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Fan installation in a curing chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 9525

It could not hurt to try, just remember you need a way for air to get in and out. Some people adjust their ventilation holes with duct tape on the outside of the fridge. Since humidity is harder to control (for me at least) than temperature, I'd recommend testing your new setup for a couple of weeks...
by Cabonaia
Wed Jul 04, 2012 17:19
Forum: Other products
Topic: Drying Pancetta
Replies: 15
Views: 13454

I bought this one from Amazon.com and just recently set up my curing fridge. http://www.amazon.com/Refrigerator-Freezer-Thermostat-Temperature-Controller/dp/B000EXROSE/ref=pd_sbs_k_2 It does a good job. Just another option. I scored a free fridge by telling friends I was looking for one. Somebody's ...
by Cabonaia
Wed Jul 04, 2012 16:59
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Fan installation in a curing chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 9525

Hi Baconologist - Good advice. The reason I'm going to eventually drill ventilation holes is because when I am traveling there is no one home to open and close the fridge door, which as you say, does the trick. But I'll go one step at a time. If ventilation holes do the trick without a fan, I'll sto...
by Cabonaia
Tue Jul 03, 2012 06:11
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Fan installation in a curing chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 9525

oops! wrong picture! Here's the one I meant.

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by Cabonaia
Tue Jul 03, 2012 06:09
Forum: Curing chambers and Related Equipment
Topic: Fan installation in a curing chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 9525

Hi Tom - Sounds like you are on the right track. A fan running in a box without ventilation is just circulating the same air, so you cannot depend on it to solve the problem of excessive humidity, which I find happens when I put fresh sausage into my curing fridge. The ideal situation is to hook up ...