I’ve been watching temp and RH stats for months, carefully spreadsheeting and graphing them. Getting a sense of when a natural window of 15C or less with 60+% humidity existed in my cellar. Well it has arrived. I never guessed that my optimal dry curing season would be summer, but indeed it is. Some ham is being salted. Two batches of saucisson sec were made – the one I’d intended with pork, plus another batch in similar style with calf elk. Notes to self: 1) one batch of sausage in a morning is plenty; 2) thank god I ground all my pork for sausage ahead of time this last time we butchered, as it will make life easier on sausage day; 3) this would have been more enjoyable with an extra set of hands.
Will this flop into a pile of mushy mold? Will it be sublime? Only time will tell!!