Having learn a few things since October, I decided I would give a 2nd go to my favorite salami. Think we have the fat more inline with my liking and we dialed back that dextrose to a more traditional amount. We have a casing that will develop mold, and we have a proper curing/drying chamber. I have been dealing with "cooking" food for 40 years. Never have I had to wait 1-2 months to see if I nailed it. That takes some getting used to! And I know it is traditional to press, I am just not there yet!