I was wondering about freeze curing…?? Is that the best way?I’ve got mine in Mason jars now just in a darker space. Am I doing it wrong?
First of all welcome to the forum, you will love it here. Cracking bunch with amazing knowledge and so willing to share as well .
Can’t help on the freezer thing but I cure mine in jars with no issue at all. I know some do freeze after curing as a long term storage solution though, maybe that’s what you’ve read about.
Welcome to the community @Stef420
Freezing too soon will essentially stop your cure at that point.
But it is a good idea for longer term storage after cure as @Davyg said above.
It can last up to a couple years frozen and still be fine but too much time after that it will start to lose some of the flavour.
And welcome to the neighborhood.
Welcome to the community ! I like to cure in jars for 30 days before my first sample. Personally for me Freezer would be for long-term storage.
Oh ok thank u. So I been curing in Mason jars about 2 weeks and I burp themcdaily. Is that the right way? Thank you
Thank you:heavy_heart_exclamation: I’m loving the community so far. And thank you I read in the Bible about freeze cure. Thought it was a little strange to do that. Lol . Thank u again
Thank you. I sure do appreciate all the feedback y’all. And I’m loving this
I like to use a 62% humidity packet in each jar. No burping required.
Stef I advocate for burping those jars. I actually leave the tops off for 10-15 mins and let it breathe before sealing back up. Like OldGuy said Don’t freeze til you’re done curing. Also if you’re gonna freeze em a deep freeze chest is best.
I’ve Never tried curing with the Boveda packs, tbh I like my smoke drier than the %62 that everyone goes with.