DIY Curing Chamber.

  • I’m really wanting to get into curing my own meats making salami and cold smoking a lot more..

    So being stuck at home in quarantine has got me thinking a lot about making a curing chamber- I liked the lookout DevilsGrill one so have decided to make my own.

    I have ordered the InkBird thermometer and humidity controller.

    And have ordered a humidifier separately..

    Haven’t bothered with a dehumidifier as of yet because it’s doesn’t really get that humid in Canberra . Time will Tell I probably will get one.


    And have just found on gummy a large 430L full fridge to get this project started.


    Hopefully next week once I can get out pick up the fridge and the eBay orders start arriving I can start my build 👍🏼

    I found a great site - eatcuredmeat.com

    Lots Of great info and He does An online course that I plan on doing in the next few days.

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • Picked up the fridge and it works 😁

    The InkBird controllers Both turned up Too.

    Just waiting on the humidifier and I can get this thing curing.

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • Made a piece of Italian speck today - in the fridge curing ready to be hung and smoked in a couple weeks .

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • Had a fail with the fridge this arvo.

    Tried putting a 1/8 screw to hold the temperature monitor , and just my luck hit a copper pipe and it spewed all the gas out.

    FAAARRRR. OUT!! :cursing: :mad as: :mad as: :mad as: :censored: :censored:

    Got a fridgy mate reckons he can fix it but just ruined my arvo!!

    Have cut around the pipe in readiness for the repair 🥲

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • That sucks!

    weber performer, weber compact with gas conversion, napoleon rodeo, pro q 20", PBC, ziggy portable, ozpig with rotisserie, pro smoke offset, pit boss mini kamado, asmoke portable, master built 560.

  • Finally in action 🥃👏

    So I got the fridge repaired and gassed .🍺

    Holds temp reasonably well over the last few weeks ,

    Humidity fluctuates between 50-80% .

    Put the first piece of cured pork in today piece of loin - to become Lonza.

    Have some pork neck curing now for some Coppa .

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • Few more additions to the chamber ,

    Lanza on the left , another piece of speck which will be cold smoked for approx 20 hours over the next week, and two pork necks for Coppa.

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • This is looking like a great project.



    Traeger - Weber Family Q - Ziggy Twin Burner - Charcoal Grill - Akorn Kamado - Hark Tri Fire - Jumbuck Pizza Oven - Go Anywhere - Asmoke Pellet Grill - Hibachi Grill - Anova Sous Vide x 2

  • So about 8 weeks in and the Lonza and Spevk have both lost about 35-39% weight - water .

    So pulled them out cut in half to see the insides and have a few sample tastes .

    :yum) Pretty good I think for a newbi….

    Will be doing more soon ..

    It’s now been vac sealed and will eat as I need …

    Lonza

    Speck

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • That looks really good.



    Traeger - Weber Family Q - Ziggy Twin Burner - Charcoal Grill - Akorn Kamado - Hark Tri Fire - Jumbuck Pizza Oven - Go Anywhere - Asmoke Pellet Grill - Hibachi Grill - Anova Sous Vide x 2

  • Pulled out one of the pork necks today - coppa


    This is seriously good stuff !!


    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

  • I take it they are boneless necks and what is that sitting in the bottom and top of the fridge, cheers Robert

    Yes boneless necks.

    Its a humidifier - when the fridge turns on the humidity drops and this turns on to keep the humidity around 75-80%

    Never enough BBQ


    Primo XL, Imperial Kamado, Pro Smoke Offest, Pot belly stove, Flaming coals Spit , Jumbuck 'Rondo' Med spit, Webber Kettles, Small SS battery spit , 5 Burner beefmaster, gasmate portable bbq,

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