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GARNAAL
11-25-2011, 01:17 PM
A bunch of my Bresaola - Cured beef - in the dryer...

They went in the dryer 2 weeks ago, after curing for ~ 7 days with Salt, Sugar, Cure #2, Black pepper, Garlic powder, Rosemary and Thyme..

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1ptyUvpvAs-_4d7SXFxX-aTfsI_BnEkzD58H4ohKJr1nkjUUtDeaW3XeDm2ym71MmfKCG_o luFB20/HPIM4053r.JPG?psid=1

I guess they will be dry enough to slice some up by Christmas - just a whiff of the peppermill on it and we have a good snack with a dry Tanqueray Martini!

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pXGsCyn3pzAuz83R0m9JrVbjQ76OPnEJoqUFnmlY6f_Pz5sm jR2ngcBLJmJtbNlaAoPBw-IgxKvM/HPIM1359_640x480.JPG?psid=1

ksace
11-25-2011, 01:33 PM
Wow, never heard of it but I would definitely put my share away! Looks really good.

trekmstr
11-25-2011, 01:58 PM
wow looks and sounds great. what are you using for a dryer. is that an actual meat ager or a dehydrator?

Paulie G.
11-25-2011, 02:14 PM
Love it! Please tell me more about your "dryer"

GARNAAL
11-25-2011, 02:20 PM
Love it! Please tell me more about your "dryer"


look for details at my earlier posting here... :becky:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=117752

GARNAAL
11-25-2011, 05:51 PM
Kenmore 1.8 cu. ft. Compact Refrigerator for ~ $80..



http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_011W003579864000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

bluetang
11-25-2011, 06:25 PM
Dang that looks good. Just did my first bresaola ala YOU. Thanks Mon:thumb:

tish
11-25-2011, 06:27 PM
I remember as a little girl watching my grandfather rolling and tying the braseola to put with his meatballs in the homemade pasta sauce to give it more flavor. Haven't found it here in PA. Have to ask my brother to bring it to me from a deli in Jersey City.

Phrasty
11-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Awesome! I used to use a wine fridge to dry my meats too... until it kicked the bucket! A bit too hot and humid out here to do it in the open. I need to get it fixed!

Cheers

jason p
11-25-2011, 09:48 PM
Never had it or heard of it but looks good

morgaj1
11-25-2011, 10:10 PM
At what temp do you dry it?

SmokinAussie
11-25-2011, 11:24 PM
Thats SIMPLY
http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/SmokinAussie/Misc/Outstanding.jpg

Cheers!

Bill

GARNAAL
11-26-2011, 09:55 AM
at what temp do you dry it?

~ 55 - 60 f

Capozzoli
11-26-2011, 10:00 AM
I am in AWE.

LuvDbbq
11-26-2011, 10:41 AM
Wow!

trekmstr
11-26-2011, 11:43 AM
i thought you had to have a special cooler for doing thatr. one that contolled temp & humidity.

trekmstr
11-26-2011, 11:46 AM
wait!! are those peg board hooks? I'm having problems trying to figure out if it's pure genius or sacrilegious.:confused:

GARNAAL
11-26-2011, 01:25 PM
wait!! are those peg board hooks? I'm having problems trying to figure out if it's pure genius or sacrilegious.:confused:

you're right - got them at my local hardware store and modified them a bit..

there's more than 1 way to skin a cat.. :becky:

before that I used some wooden dowels (with some screw-in metal hooks in them, every inch or so.. like these
http://www.buildingmaterial-china.com/Utp/2010927151815152.jpg

dowels cut to size to fit in the shelf guides.. :laugh:

nothing to do with genius - I'm just a cheap SOB !!