Search found 1340 matches

by el Ducko
Tue Sep 16, 2014 15:39
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Project KB (For Beginners)
Replies: 261
Views: 82826

...how many of the wooden spoons in your kitchen have a coat of poly :shock: Good point, Phil. Seems like, if you wash 'em in good ol' hot soapy water they should be sanitary enough. We have a friend who insists on using bleach on her wooden cutting board but I confess, I never do. If it weren't fo...
by el Ducko
Mon Sep 15, 2014 15:40
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Project KB (For Beginners)
Replies: 261
Views: 82826

I've been using a long handled spoon to force the remaining meat out of the tube into the casing but Graybeard has me going to the lathe for an upgrade :grin: I went to the lumber store and bought several sizes of dowel, to fit my various stuffer tubes. I sprayed them with several coats of polyuret...
by el Ducko
Mon Sep 15, 2014 13:16
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: [USA] Peach Gelato with (or without) Sausages
Replies: 4
Views: 4869

Geez Patito! You almost got me there! Bwahahaha! (...but it IS a great recipe.) Just keepin' ya on yer toes! It's part of my diabolical plan to dominate the galactic... UhOh! Cruise missiles at twelve o'clock! They're... they're... AAUUGGHH! They're dropping tons of.. No! ...tonnes of... maple leav...
by el Ducko
Sun Sep 14, 2014 17:15
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: [USA] Peach Gelato with (or without) Sausages
Replies: 4
Views: 4869

[USA] Peach Gelato with (or without) Sausages

Peach Gelato with Sausage Here`s a really good, easy-to-make peach gelato which the wife of an old college roommate + fraternity brother recently shared with me. ● 2 cups sugar ● 2 cups water ● 2 cups buttermilk ● 5 cups (about eight) ripe peaches ● 1 pound or 1/2 kilo any type of sausage Heat the ...
by el Ducko
Fri Sep 12, 2014 20:23
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Is there a calendar of upcoming beginner's projects?
Replies: 7
Views: 5238

... I've always enjoyed helping beginning sausage makers because they are willing to learn and are not quite so sure of themselves as those who... OhOh! I've been caught out! I sneaked into this current project because (1) I always learn something new (often about sausage making!) and (2) none of m...
by el Ducko
Fri Sep 12, 2014 02:28
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder Nitrate? Get the butter!
Replies: 33
Views: 34381

There is an interesting discussion from about 18 months ago at the following thread: http://wedlinydomowe.pl/en/viewtopic.php?t=6431 If you check out some of the links there, you'll see what's going on in the world of celery and such. I get the idea that the nitrite content is so variable that you c...
by el Ducko
Wed Sep 10, 2014 17:41
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Project KB (For Beginners)
Replies: 261
Views: 82826

Dang it, CW, don't give ALL my secrets away! The mallet is not far off. I used a cheap coffee grinder and just barely ground the pepper. The pepper is actually one of those multi-colored "pepper melange" mixes that is sold in stores that sell pepper grinders that are more attractive than functional....
by el Ducko
Wed Sep 10, 2014 14:16
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Project KB (For Beginners)
Replies: 261
Views: 82826

To be honest, apple smoke isn't strong enough to bring much taste to the party after two hours. ...maybe four? That's what I would try next. However, with enough CB on hand, now, for a year or two for just Beloved Spouse and me, I plan to try apple on something else. ...say, a mild sausage of some t...
by el Ducko
Tue Sep 09, 2014 23:57
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: On Getting It Right
Replies: 3
Views: 4416

Phil, our efforts to get ISO certified, back in the 90's, led us to codify all the old, outdated technology, mistakes and all, chiseled in stone. (That company is no longer in business, either. The competition innovated its way right around us.) Safety standards, yes. Standards for standards' sake, ...
by el Ducko
Tue Sep 09, 2014 14:49
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1304
Views: 404388

Hmmm... Lessee...
(1.) What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
That's easy. CW has frequent need of each of them, usually while moderating this column.
(2) Uhhhhh....
:mrgreen:
by el Ducko
Tue Sep 09, 2014 14:32
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Project KB (For Beginners)
Replies: 261
Views: 82826

Here's my Canadian bacon. Sorry for being so late. ...been traveling. http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q563/erlwebmail/Canadianbacon_zps4ef14a3e.jpg This had two hours of apple wood smoke on it. The granular material is coarse-crushed pepper mix. Oops- - I guess I should have trimmed the non-unif...
by el Ducko
Tue Sep 09, 2014 13:54
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Suddenly fresh sausage too salty!
Replies: 12
Views: 11476

The new salt levels have been very well received and things are back on track again. Great! THAT's what is important. One possibility that I dreamed up last night- - maybe a different size scoop is now used to load the salt. ...although you're probably weighing the ingredients. So much for that ide...
by el Ducko
Mon Sep 08, 2014 22:34
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Suddenly fresh sausage too salty!
Replies: 12
Views: 11476

It almost sounds like your salt has become salter..... Thinking like the old chemical plant guy that I was "in a former life," I think she may have something here. Feedstock changes used to really tear up our process. Do you have any of the old salt you could test? Maybe it's not all sodium chlorid...
by el Ducko
Mon Sep 08, 2014 14:27
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Project KB (For Beginners)
Replies: 261
Views: 82826

A post by a non-registered member was deleted here according to regulations of Project KB. Good goin', CW. Enough sniping, already, folks. (You know who you are.) We're here to learn, not "sharpshoot" each other, and especially, not take pot shots at the leaders/moderators. If you're unhappy with t...
by el Ducko
Sun Sep 07, 2014 03:06
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Duck Hunting!
Replies: 148
Views: 79058

Miss. Re-miss.

Introducing ANOTHER Man Who Needs No Introduction (so I will, anyway, too, sorta.) I would be remiss (whatever that is) if I didn`t re-introduce our Beloved Senior Moderator, Señor Chuckwagon, Senior, to you. Since his promotion (some say, elevation) to Monsignor Moderator, good ol` long-suffering ...