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What is Dry Cured Meat? Dry Cured Bacon, Ham, Sausage

One of my passions is dry curing meat it an old craft which can create amazing results, I get asked a lot about what is dry curing meat, many people think it has something to do with smoked meat. Sometimes it does get smoked, most of the times it doesn’t, depends on the recipe and outcomes one desires. Traditionally, dry-curing …

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How to Cure Wild Game Meat (Know How, Pictures & Tips)

When I first started curing wild game meat, I based my ideas on the techniques used for lean, dry curing and Italian recipes. The results were fantastic! At the end of the day, meat is meat, and wild meat is generally just leaner. Curing the meat allows a whole other level of appreciation from what you harvest in the wild. …

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Getting to Know the Main Ingredients for Curing Meat

The main ingredients for curing meats does vary between the different styles and methods, but one ingredient is always present sea salt. I love all the different styles I have discovered for cured meat and use rival in them at home. From cold smoking, hot smoking, low & slow to dry curing meats. That one ingredient that unifies, salt specifically …

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Methods on How to Cure Meat with Salt (with Pictures)

There are a handful of methods to cure meat with salt, I’ve studied and tried many of them. Curing meat has so many different variations; the meat curing world is infinitely much larger than Italian classic salami or salumi. This post is an overview to explain each step and how I use salt to cure meat in different ways. When …

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How to Cure Meat at Home – Complete Illustrated Guide

Dry Curing meat at home is just a process, the result can be fantastic and you don’t need fancy equipment. It is a craft and in a way, I think its more than just following a recipe – it’s a kind a magic. I wanted to create a resource which was useful for someone new to the glorious world of …

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How to Choose a Meat Slicer for Thin Cuts (with Pictures)

Choosing the right meat slicer took me some time, I did alot of research and found a few pitfalls. So I thought that I would share some info to help avoid getting the wrong piece of kit. The day I bought a proper meat slicer for cured meats, I got so excited over my first wafer-thin piece of dry-cured meat. …

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The Old & New Methods of Curing Meat with Salt

The different methods for curing meat with salt goes back thousands of years. Although the methods have been refined over the years the basics are still the same. Dry curing and smoking meat has taught me a lot about the powers of salt. So I did a bit more research about the history and summarized the information below. Methods of …

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How To Build a Curing Chamber for Dry Cured Meat

I researched a fair bit before starting my dry-cured charcuterie meat project many years ago, it isn’t that complicated and nowadays there are plug & play options too. I want to share with you the discovery of this fascinating world of dry-cured meats. Salumi, the classic Italian category is really only one (BIG) area. Cured meats have been necessary to …

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How To Smoke Salmon (Rubs, Brines & Time)

I got addicted to hot smoked salmon many years ago, it’s so simple, but can be one of the tastiest basic smoking recipes. Will go through all the ways of I have learned to smoked salmon, which i think create pretty awesome results. Will also cover some rub recipes at the bottom. The basic way I use is shown below, …

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What are the Easiest Smokers to Use? (Simple Rundown for Beginners)

Here is a handful of easy to use smokers that could suit either the beginner or someone who just wants simplicity and great smoke flavor. I’ve always been curious about the meat smoker technology changes and how it is evolving; there are nearly a dozen different smoker types on the market that you can buy. I get asked a lot …