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I would not use Saltpeter. If you want to use a preservative other than salt use Nitrates. The usage of Saltpeter in charcuterie has largely been made obsolete. Sodium Nitrate is the compound in found in Saltpeter than gives it it's preservative qualities. So there is no need to use Saltpeter. That being said Sodium Nitrates although not necessary do add a ...
You should see if Amazon or local retailer don't carry small dehumidifiers that you can put in your makeshift fridge. I have seen people use them in there wine fridges which the use as a cheese fridge.
Cheese cloth would actually be great as it will inhibit some bugs getting to the meat while still being porous enough as to not let the meat sweat. If your hanging in the summer it is a good thing to cover the meat with something. You just need a substance that lets the meat breath. If it is just a regular bag the meat can sweat and this could open the door ...
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