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How do you know when the tail is done curing?

Old 06-28-2005, 06:32 AM
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Default How do you know when the tail is done curing?

I have been 'curing' my turkey tail since mid May...using salt. When do you know that it is done? Last time I looked at it there was green mold on the meat and I applied more salt.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:54 AM
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Default RE: How do you know when the tail is done curing?

First, next time try and clean of as much flesh/meat as possible. Try using a wire brush to clean out between the quills.

Second, that should be long enough time if the tail is fanned out and locked in that position you can putbondo on both sides of the tail and that will protect it from any bugs and keep it together for as long as you have it.


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Old 07-02-2005, 08:08 AM
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green mold is never a good thing , lol............
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:22 PM
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Default RE: How do you know when the tail is done curing?

It should only take a week or less. Cut it down as much as possible, pin it and salt the heck out of it.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:09 AM
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Default RE: How do you know when the tail is done curing?

It should be cured/ dried enough. Now apply some putty / bondo to the base and you're ready to mount. Next time just remove as much flesh as possible and coat it with borax..
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