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Designs for a Meat Curing Chamber (and Factors)

I’ve seen many different designs for meat curing chambers, from Prosciutto Parma Ham factories in Italy through to many home curing chamber DIY conversions, 5 so far. The design factors that are used are all very similar and you can replicate these things at your home or buy an ‘out of the box‘ solution as well. Since charcuterie and meat …

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Making Bacon Without a Smoker (But Has Smoke Flavor!)

You can make bacon without a smoker, and I have a technique and process below for those that do not have a smoker! I’ve been curing and smoking bacon and other cured meats for decades. Since this site eat cured meat is my passion project. I know not everyone has a backyard or a smoker, so this method will get …

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Can the SteakAger Pro 40 be Used for Charcuterie

I have been testing & reviewing the SteakAger Pro 40 for quite a few months now with salami, dry-cured bacon, and whole muscle charcuterie at home. Due to my passion for meat curing and smoking, I have designed and set up various different types of DIY fridge conversions for the controlled environment ideal for making charcuterie-like salami and whole muscle …

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THE Online Home Made Bacon Making Course

Bacon making at home can be done in many ways, I am putting together an online course that will show you literally every way possible that I know and have learned over 20 years. I’ve noticed online content has a massive variation in how bacon is made, also there is confusion over the ways you make it. Showcasing it has …

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How to Make Salami in a Smoker

I’ve enjoyed smoking salami in various smokers for decades, here is a breakdown of the different methods. Out of all the cured meats I make, salami and smoked salami are probably the least known. Often when you say ‘smoker’, it means cooking and smoking – otherwise known as Slow and Low Smoking, hot Smoking, or indirect cooking/smoking. There are many …

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Can You Make Salami at Home?

You can definitely make salami at your home! What I have noticed is that there are different styles of salami you can make at home and that sometimes get confusing. I’ll give an overview of different salamis that you can make and the process for each style also. Some salamis I make at home take just a day to make, …

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Salami Making Kit and Different Kit Styles

Salami making can be done with quite a few different types of kits. For someone new to salami, a salami kit is a logical idea. However, not all salami kits are the same! Salami is a mysterious artisan craft, and I believe it’s not just a recipe but a process where you are using salt, acidity, and sometimes cold smoke …

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What Meat is Used to Make Salami? (Meats That Are Used)

Making salami can be done with many different types of meat and there are many variations across the world. Salami isn’t just Pepperoni and Genoa! I have been fascinated with salami for a couple of decades and wanted to share what I have learned about commercial and homemade salami types. Salami has to have a minimum amount of fat, commonly …

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What Equipment Do I Need to Make Salami?

The equipment you need to make salami depends on the type of salami you’re aiming to make. I have been making salami for 20 years, with many different techniques and using a whole bunch of different gear. There are some definite tips I want to share that will help you avoid some frustration around producing quality salami. After doing some …

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What is the Difference Between Salami and Ham?

If you love dipping into the charcuterie board, there’s no doubt that you’re familiar with salami and ham. Both have so many variations! Since I’ve been passionate about this meat curing topic for decades, I’ve come across a truckload of style. With both often being pork products, they are sometimes used interchangeably. Both add fat and flavor to a dish …