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by Chef_Raoul
Fri Oct 02, 2015 22:22
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: WD Daily Chat - Talk about anything You Like
Replies: 1223
Views: 374783

Let's campaign for a national holiday. Begin naming streets after it..... Even get government founding to support it...... LOL
by Chef_Raoul
Wed Sep 16, 2015 02:53
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Ladies Aids
Replies: 19
Views: 18155

Bob,

What thickness bags do you use with your VacMaster?
by Chef_Raoul
Wed Sep 16, 2015 02:26
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Cold Smoking in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 13182

I have spent Christmas in 90'F and shorts and have had a freeze in March that can warm up to 80 during the day. My planning is to ensure that what I offer to customers for special events are available year round. For example I make Spanish Paella for up to 150 people. I need Spanish chorizo and need...
by Chef_Raoul
Tue Sep 15, 2015 23:52
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Cold Smoking in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 13182

typical cold smoke for meats at about 65 to 68 For fish I like to go colder like somewhere around 45 or so. I know the fish will need to be in a small fridge, but for sausage and whole muscle, I would like a bigger smokehouse, so an insulated smoker that could maintain anywhere from 65 or so would b...
by Chef_Raoul
Tue Sep 15, 2015 02:17
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Cold Smoking in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 13182

I was actually wondering if a window unit or one of those portable a/c units would work, but wasn't sure if the smoke and residues would clog the coils. Would love to hear from anyone who may have tried this, successful or not.
by Chef_Raoul
Sat Sep 12, 2015 00:30
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Ladies Aids
Replies: 19
Views: 18155

hi Duk,

Do you know anything about Cabella's grinder or stuffer. I need to upgrade and really don't know about just what brand to go with.
by Chef_Raoul
Fri Sep 11, 2015 23:02
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Ladies Aids
Replies: 19
Views: 18155

with all your toys. do you have a favorite stuffer. I have a reasonable 10 pound stuffer but I need to upgrade. I am considering the 30# f. dick. would appreciate any opinion on the F. Dick stuffer vs. other products. Obviously, F. Dick is a big investment, but is it worth it? Again, I don't mind sp...
by Chef_Raoul
Wed Sep 09, 2015 04:04
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Ladies Aids
Replies: 19
Views: 18155

Thanks Bob, Good to hear about the Vp215. Always like a reliable data point. I agree about the Hobart. There is no way I could justify a new one, but I would buy a used one if I could locate one near me. Shipping get a bit high on those heavy horses. Haven't heard about the Tre Spade, I'll look into...
by Chef_Raoul
Tue Sep 08, 2015 00:22
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Ladies Aids
Replies: 19
Views: 18155

Hey Bob, If you don't mind me asking, is that a VacMaster VP215? I'm considering getting a chamber vacuum/sealer and looking at that model. Also, Which grinder did you choose? I'm now making enough sausage that I am in the process of upgrading. I don't mind spending a few bucks on good equipment, bu...
by Chef_Raoul
Mon Sep 07, 2015 04:52
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Cold Smoking in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 13182

Thanks again, the insulation makes sense. I appreciate your help
by Chef_Raoul
Mon Sep 07, 2015 01:44
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Cold Smoking in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 13182

Butterbean, Thank you. This looks very practical and something that could be built easily enough. I'm assuming that the smokehouse is a wooden structure. What temperature does the smokehouse reach during the summer just sitting in the sun? Is there any insulation in the smokehouse? My metal smoker, ...
by Chef_Raoul
Sat Sep 05, 2015 00:49
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Cold Smoking in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 13182

Cold Smoking in Texas

Hi Guys, Sadly, if I'm going to cold smoke, I need to build something to cool and maintain cold smoking conditions. To anyone's knowledge, has someone built a cold smoker to use in hot areas? I haven't been able to locate anything yet? I need to design something that could cold smoke in ambient temp...
by Chef_Raoul
Sat Aug 22, 2015 20:48
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: WD Daily Chat - Talk about anything You Like
Replies: 1223
Views: 374783

Passing down the old world talents.

Here is my first student, my daughter. She's been cranking for 12 years, she's 22 now and about to graduate from Texas A&M. It took me awhile to find out the critical variable, and it wasn't salt or cure - it is the music she listens to! Found that the old Motown songs doubles her output. She does c...
by Chef_Raoul
Fri Aug 21, 2015 22:50
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: WD Daily Chat - Talk about anything You Like
Replies: 1223
Views: 374783

Red, I agree. We have abused this planet. At first, I was just going to not respond, only because this is a sausage forum, not a site to make political statements, but then maybe this is exactly the forum to truly do something that changes the world. it seem when I look through the members of this f...
by Chef_Raoul
Wed Aug 19, 2015 19:40
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 10495

I've closed my restaurants. Only do weddings, private events and corporate. Much better now.

And I agree with you, I prefer Pico to Salsa any day. Hope this works out for you.