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by Butterbean
Wed Dec 11, 2019 00:38
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS
Replies: 93
Views: 18869

Re: Cured, dried and fermented by StefanS

Looks great and looks like you've been busy.
by Butterbean
Wed Dec 11, 2019 00:37
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Hot Italian Today
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Hot Italian Today

Those look terrific. I love Italian sausages. Very nice flavor and useful in so many dishes.
by Butterbean
Wed Dec 11, 2019 00:35
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Biltong
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: Biltong

SMR wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 22:33
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I also made Dry Wors which is beef with 20% lamb fat and spices and malt vinegar stuffed into sheep casings.
Interesting. I love malt vinegar and am curious how its flavor is reflected in the end.
by Butterbean
Tue Dec 10, 2019 06:57
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Smoked breakfast sausage
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Smoked breakfast sausage

Yeah, from what I've tasted there is a big difference in the saltiness between a Kentucky ham and one made right across the border in Tennessee.
by Butterbean
Tue Dec 10, 2019 06:53
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Preserving Pig Casings
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Preserving Pig Casings

Whenever I make sausages I'll rehydrate the whole hank rinsing the salt and soaking them in a bucket leaving the tie in place. I'll let them soak an hour or more while getting things ready to stuff. When I go to stuff them I untie the knot and leave the plastic ring in place then pull one casing out...
by Butterbean
Mon Dec 09, 2019 22:17
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: Much Better than Ruhlman's
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Much Better than Ruhlman's

Butterbean I realize I'm the last to give you advice, but it didn't burn at all. Have to admit, each time I baked it at anywhere from 350 to 400 in the oven - so I haven't panfried it, but cane sugar in the 1.5% range wasn't burning at all. Give it a whirl Scogar, you have convinced me to give this...
by Butterbean
Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:07
Forum: Sausages
Topic: First Liverwurst
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: First Liverwurst

Looks good. I've tried to use deer liver before in other things and just can't get used to it. Just too strong. I might give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
by Butterbean
Mon Dec 09, 2019 18:05
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Cure #2 with different percent of sodium nitrate
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Cure #2 with different percent of sodium nitrate

What Bob said. Use common sense, follow the label, and don't fall prey to that nitrate scare because things aren't as bad as some would have you believe especially when you consider the fact that tests have shown that some nitrate-free bacon sold in stores as "more healthy" have ten times the allowa...
by Butterbean
Mon Dec 09, 2019 03:33
Forum: Offal products
Topic: [USA] Braunschweiger - Liver Sausage
Replies: 34
Views: 32230

Re: [USA] Braunschweiger - Liver Sausage

Here is what the grind looks like and as you can see from the throat the meats are nearly frozen.
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by Butterbean
Mon Dec 09, 2019 03:29
Forum: Offal products
Topic: [USA] Braunschweiger - Liver Sausage
Replies: 34
Views: 32230

Re: [USA] Braunschweiger - Liver Sausage

These wobbly bits aren't lacking in moisture whatsoever. In fact, if you make it don't stick a temperature probe in the chub when you first begin to poach it because it needs time to set up or you'll have a bloody mess on your hands.
by Butterbean
Sun Dec 08, 2019 23:32
Forum: Offal products
Topic: Know How my Wife Feels when She's Out Shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Know How my Wife Feels when She's Out Shopping

I've got a pig and a large deer in the works. No wobbly bits but broken down into major parts. It gets confusing as I have to worry about efficiency with my time lately and I'd like to prepare everything with one dance with the smokehouse. I'm trying to time everything so it will all be ready for th...
by Butterbean
Fri Dec 06, 2019 20:02
Forum: Offal products
Topic: Know How my Wife Feels when She's Out Shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Know How my Wife Feels when She's Out Shopping

Sounds like you are about to go on a quest. :lol:
by Butterbean
Fri Dec 06, 2019 20:00
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: Much Better than Ruhlman's
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Much Better than Ruhlman's

Nah, your post is interesting and I'll definitely keep that in mind and appreciate advice anywhere I can but I just got away from using sugars on bacon and instead leaned more toward peppers and such. I just feel I can always sop the cooked bacon in cane syrup if I want it sweetened.
by Butterbean
Fri Dec 06, 2019 16:47
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Peanut fed pigs
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Peanut fed pigs

I mentioned something the other day about soft fat on peanut fed pigs and Redzed asked about it but I was unable to find the paper where I got the information. I knew I had bookmarked it somewhere in the computer but couldn't find it to save my life. Anyhow, I found it this morning buried in one of ...
by Butterbean
Fri Dec 06, 2019 16:40
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: Much Better than Ruhlman's
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Much Better than Ruhlman's

Looks good. I've shied away from sugar'ed bacon for that very reason.