used salt

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  1. andrew curr

    andrew curr Moderator

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    we (Mel) have beed making spanish dry bacon and we have heaps of salt containing animal juice left over
    what can i doo with it?:blush:
     
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    Does it have any cure in it too ?
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    just some herbs ,brown sugar
     
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    Cook with it?
     
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    Use it to salt hides before curing?
    Use it to salt fish for bait?
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    thats it far side !
     
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    I imagine letting any meat juices completely evaporate, and storing the salt until my next curing mission.
    Are there any bacteria that can survive on pure salt?
    Mind you, I'm probably in constant danger of botulism, Legionnaires' and I dunno...rabies?
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    anyone want a salted cow hide!
    ill throw in enough oak bark for tanning it
    FREE
     
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    How'd the bacon turn out BTW?
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    Good! tastes and looks just like the expensive Spanish stuff
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    whatever the possums have?
    i cant believe noone wants a cow hide its a shaggy hereford!
     
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    Round here, the possums are rumoured to have TB. You guys don't have issues with that though do you?
    I want a shaggy hereford! The biggest thing I ever cured was a stoat
     
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    you wanna pick it up?
    id love some of those little weasels, i dont know wy they never took off here
     
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    Ironically, my parents Down South are sending a hide to my sister in Brisbane.
    Dunno what he was, apart from enormous, hairy, and red.
    You can have the blood-lusting little bastards! It's pretty traumatising to look in on a chook and her chicks in the morning, and see a hen sitting there surrounded by bloodied corpses.
     
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    Leila are you talking about killer possums here? I've never heard of possums killing animals?:think:
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    i think it is the stoats which are like a ferret /pretty cute till you put your finger in their mouth they would assist with rabbit controll
    possums are known to harvest eggs
     
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    Nah, stoats. I know they're not actually evil, but they're the only animal I actually hate.
    NZ does quite a few silly black comedies: 'attack of the killer possums' has a certain ring to it;)
    (no, Lord of the Rings doesn't count!)
     
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    Ok thank goodness! I'll have to look up stoats. Never heard of them. And yes 'attack of the killer possums' does have a certain ring to it!
     
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    been using it as flocculant

    notv suree that is the correct wording
    but i measure feacal egg counts for sheep parisites
    so need saturated salt might need to make some kimchi!!
     
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    Mix with water, and make new salt? The animal "juice" stays in the salt and can harm you down the line. I practice Charcuterie when ever I can, and learned this information about the left over salt from Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing by Michael Ruhlman. Only reason I bought this book over others is the Chef that wrote it is available to help people, and it's recommended by MY Ambassador to the world, the snarky Chef Anthony Bourdain.
     

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