Time for an update on this one and a couple of questions.
The process since the last post has been:
- 4/6/16 Transferred to 13C and wash with light (3%) brine with BL. Repeated every 2-3 days. Some small spots of dark mould appearing.
- 11/6/16 BL appearing but also more mould spots. Washed with strong brine to stop mould before I resume with light brine.
- 14/6/16 more mould. Gave it a good brush and then washed with 3% brine. Added a little water to the bottom of the aging container and sealed it to raise the RH.
So here we are a few weeks further down the track and I have continued to keep it at about 13C and high humidity. I wash it every 2-3 days with the light brine. The surface is firm and slightly tacky with the nice pink blush that I was hoping for. The only minor concern is the variety of moulds around the side which have resisted the washing and the competition from the BL.
I now have to work out where I go from here and I would appreciate any thoughts on the following:
Should I be doing more to combat the mould?
How much longer should I keep washing it for?
How do I proceed after washing?
Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions.
The surface is firm and a little