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    Storing Salami - Recommendations

    I've just had a call from the butcher to say that my next batch of salami is ready to collect, around 20kg of it
    Typically I cut them into thirds, and vacuum pack them so that they don't smoke taint everything else in the freezer, and then freeze them. I have never dry stored salami before, but had a chat to the butcher when I dropped the meat off and he said that provided they are kept cool and dry, they will last indefinitely, but will progressively get more and more dehydrated and therefore harder.

    I have an acre of bush next to the house and was thinking that maybe a meat safe might be the go??

    What do you guys do to store your salami?

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    Dry almost to preferred level and then freeze.
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    I have always frozen them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2308 View Post
    Dry almost to preferred level and then freeze.
    How long does that usually take?
    Where do you store it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    How long does that usually take?
    Where do you store it?
    Depends how dry you like them, 8-10 days hanging in a fairly warm garage seems to get them about right for me and then wrap individually in plastic bags and put them in my meat freezer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2308 View Post
    Dry almost to preferred level and then freeze.
    +1 on that.....I have tried just hanging them in the shed and they dried out to baseball bat consistency.
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    Rub cooking oil on them and wrap in glad wrap then freeze.
    When they thaw they need a couple of days to dry out.
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    I'll hang them in the workshop until the weekend and then see what they are like.
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    Fermented salami will keep longer than cooked salami without freezing.
    Your stuff looks really tasty! I can see its smoked but it may be cooked rather than fermented, so once it dries to your taste it may be better to hold it at that by freezing.
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    Send it all to me for storing. Some weight/item 'wasteage' may occur...... but you get at least 1-2 back.
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    Fermented Salamis need time to ferment properly so hanging is good. They should get a part of white mould on them like a brie cheese. I like them shrunk to about half the size they start at and hard on the outside but soft in the middle.

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    I've found it better to hang them separately.. You get a more even drying and where they touch can look a bit dodgy... Leave them hanging for up to a week or so then if you have a friendly butcher ask if you can use his slicer... Slice, vac pak into serving size portions then freeze... Easy as..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    ... Slice, vac pak into serving size portions then freeze... Easy as..
    I'm confused ........ They came pre-wrapped in serving size portions direct from the butcher!
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    Oh what a difference 4 days hanging in the shed makes!
    I have to say the salami has 'developed' well with the outside just starting to wrinkle, and when you cut unto it it has a nice hard 2mm outer layer with a lovely firmness to the main body without being too dry. Bloody awesome!

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