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#3361388 - 09/16/13 01:40 PM No Rolling Back
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Mud Dauber
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Been saying that I was going to do this for a couple of years now, but never followed through. With the season close, I'm draining the freezer stores at all costs and this venison leg from late 2012 season was hiding in the bottom, so I thawed it out and put a rub of sea salt and curing salt on it. It will get flipped every day for the next 7 to 10 days, then rinsed, dried, a thin coat of lard and then hung for ~6 months or so. If all goes well, I'll be slicing off Venison Prosciutto to eat on turkey hunts this Spring.

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#3361416 - 09/16/13 02:00 PM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: Poser]
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Have you tried to straighten the leg? It would probably make slicing off the meat a little easier.
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#3361423 - 09/16/13 02:02 PM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: TAFKAP]
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Here's a picture of one....since it's a hog leg, it might be a whole lot more feasible because of its stubbiness...it was just a thought. Obviously, it's not critical to the cure.

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#3361444 - 09/16/13 02:12 PM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: TAFKAP]
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Mud Dauber
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Good point. I'll hang it by the hoof end and it should straighten itself out over time.

I reckon I'll have an excuse to buy one of these: http://www.amazon.com/PastaCheese-Italian-Prosciutto-Clamp/dp/B008ZAYK4O
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#3361453 - 09/16/13 02:19 PM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: Poser]
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As Alton Brown says, "There's only room for ONE uni-tasker in my kitchen!"





But seriously, given the way Italians leave the leg on the counter and slice towards their body, it'd be worth considering some sort of stainless apparatus to anchor the thing down.
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#3361635 - 09/16/13 04:54 PM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: TAFKAP]
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Interesting......I just asked an Italian buddy. They call it a portaproscuitto.
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#3362359 - 09/17/13 07:25 AM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: TAFKAP]
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Very cool.
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#3362531 - 09/17/13 09:15 AM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: BamaProud]
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sounds like a good plan. where are you storing it during the 7-10 day flippin process?
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#3362537 - 09/17/13 09:21 AM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: Deck78]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Deck78
sounds like a good plan. where are you storing it during the 7-10 day flippin process?


In my second fridge that I use for curing. Though it is not actually set up as curing chamber other than putting it on its highest setting, a bowl of salt water and a fan, it does seem to work fine.
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#3362564 - 09/17/13 09:51 AM Re: No Rolling Back [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser


In my second fridge that I use for curing. Though it is not actually set up as curing chamber other than putting it on its highest setting, a bowl of salt water and a fan, it does seem to work fine.


It is a pretty simple/cheep conversion if you choose to do it:

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3214588&page=1&gonew=1#UNREAD
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