Finocchiona green weight

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5 months 5 days ago #14351 by 737
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The other day I started my second attempt making salumi--a finocchiona. After 48 hours the salumi changed to a real nice red color and I just put them in the refrigerator. I took the weight just after stuffing and the again after the fermentation (once again 48 hours) and much to my surprise I found the weight decreased by ~10%.

I was very surprised to say the least. I guess I'm wondering if: (1) Is that "normal" and (2) I assume the final target weight is 65% of the weight of the chub after stuffing NOT the weight after fermentation.

Thanks in advance for any and all answers.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #14680 by Hillbilly John
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Last time I did dry-cure I lost 11% in 3 days fermenting and that was a 70mm casing. Hung in utility room. It was during dead of Wisconsin winter. Going to start another batch soon (it's now June). Wondering if weight loss rate will be similar.

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