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Old 03-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default 1st go at Pancetta - pr0n

Last weekend I picked up a chunk of belly and decided to try my hand at making pancetta. Today marked the end of the curing process so I rinsed, dried and then rolled and hung my pancetta in the basement to finish it off.

Here are a few shots from today...

Once dried a fresh layer of cracked peppercorns were added.







Rolled and tied



Hanging in the basement




Not exactly sure how long I'm going to hang it. My charcuterie book says up to 3 weeks but you can do as little as 2 or 3 days. I think I'll shoot for a week or two as long as things are looking good.


Looking forward to trying tis stuff out!
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