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by two_MN_kids
Wed Mar 19, 2014 22:40
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Online Workshop: Project B2 (October 2013)
Replies: 401
Views: 214707

Chuckwagon wrote: Jim, your Krakowska looks amazing. Nice job pal! Thanks Chuckwagon! That first one was just a Kilo in size. We made it again a week latter; we took the leaner meat from two shoulders and two picnics, and still only got enough meat for 4.5 kg. Maybe we were being too fussy on the le...
by two_MN_kids
Mon Feb 17, 2014 03:46
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Online Workshop: Project B2 (October 2013)
Replies: 401
Views: 214707

Jim, drying Krakowska is strictly optional. I like to hang mine for 3 to five days in a temp of around 6o°F with a bit of humidity. The traditional recipe for Dry Krakowska calls for poaching the sausage and then drying at that temp for a couple of weeks until a weight loss of 33%. It is then given...
by two_MN_kids
Mon Feb 17, 2014 03:40
Forum: Offal products
Topic: Salceson with lemon
Replies: 6
Views: 8525

Chris, those look interesting. But I'm not so sure I can get past the look. Never cared for dad's headcheese, either. At some point I know I'll need to broaden my horizon!

Jim
by two_MN_kids
Mon Feb 17, 2014 03:31
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Cactus Jack's Kabanosy
Replies: 14
Views: 13205

Hey Grey Goat, those look fantastic. I have only used collagen casings for my Kabanosy. I really like the look; I'll have to give lamb casing a try, but right now I only have 22-24mm on hand.

Jim
by two_MN_kids
Mon Feb 17, 2014 03:24
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 36231

The VacMaster VP112 really is the size of a microwave. The manual said the largest bag it can handle is 12" X 13". But, I haven't found one larger than 10" X 13". It's really quite a machine! The first time I used it I thought it was broken, right from the start. My only previous experience has been...
by two_MN_kids
Sat Feb 15, 2014 19:44
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 36231

My ARY VacMaster VP112 was just delivered to the house. I ordered it on Monday as soon as Uncle said I had money coming back. I ordered it from http://www.webstaurantsto...CFTRo7AodCU4AUA . Yeah, it was that price! Free shipping on the unit itself, but paid shipping for the box of 8" X 10" bags that...
by two_MN_kids
Sat Feb 15, 2014 19:00
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Online Workshop: Project B2 (October 2013)
Replies: 401
Views: 214707

Thanks Chris. I have never done a show-meat sausage like this before, and was surprised at how simple it was. It was also the first time I used the food processor to emulsify meat for sausages. The stuffing process will definitely need to improve. I have a large SS horn, maybe 1 1/8" ID. It would ha...
by two_MN_kids
Fri Feb 14, 2014 18:44
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Online Workshop: Project B2 (October 2013)
Replies: 401
Views: 214707

Anybody else make Krakowska yet?

Greetings all, I haven't posted much in the past several weeks, but I've been keeping up with my reading, and enjoying the banter between Duk and Chuckwagon! Jean and I have been very busy since early December, processing frozen venison trim into sausages and other products. Of course, the extra por...
by two_MN_kids
Sun Jan 19, 2014 20:51
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Online Workshop: Project B2 (October 2013)
Replies: 401
Views: 214707

Not sure where to place this; maybe here in Project B2 is a good spot. On page 16, Chuckwagon writes at length about several of the nasty bugs we need to be aware of in this hobby. Most of those names I can't even pronounce, and I'm still struggling with the different categories they fall under. But...
by two_MN_kids
Sun Jan 19, 2014 19:48
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possibly, the perfect vacuum sealer for us regular folk.
Replies: 41
Views: 36231

Arrgg! Our third FoodSaver bit the dust. Three machines in maybe ten years is just plain frustrating! Checking on various options; nothing decided yet. I am definitely liking what I'm reading in here about the ARY VacMaster Pro 112 . I was also looking into the Weston Pro-2300 , but I do like having...
by two_MN_kids
Fri Dec 06, 2013 15:59
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Chuckwagon is one year older!
Replies: 29
Views: 11734

Belated Happy Birthday, Chuckwagon!! Thanks for your guidance and mentoring here on WD!
Much Appreciated!
by two_MN_kids
Thu Nov 14, 2013 05:47
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Online Workshop: Project B2 (October 2013)
Replies: 401
Views: 214707

I use a Bradley Digital SS six shelf smoker. I think it's at least four years old. I have never successfully used it to finish cooking any sausage after smoking it. On the three occasions I have tried, I end up with dry, unpalatable, pieces of jerky. Until yesterday, all my sausages were finished by...
by two_MN_kids
Mon Nov 04, 2013 13:06
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 7969

Thanks for the tip, Bob K. I had thought about removing some spacers long ago, but never remembered to follow-up until time to grind again. It seems odd to have the space between the washers and spring clip, but it is working better.

Jim
by two_MN_kids
Mon Nov 04, 2013 13:01
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Online Workshop: Project B2 (October 2013)
Replies: 401
Views: 214707

I am current on my reading, but behind by two recipes. I expect to be caught up by mid-week. The tip about adjusting the spacers on the grinder's feed screw (from another thread) sure made a difference. It seems to pull the meat through more efficiently, and I feel better knowing the plate is more s...
by two_MN_kids
Sat Nov 02, 2013 15:42
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 7969

Hey Fred, I have the same grinder, but branded for Gander Mountain. I like it; it's a good grinder. I recently purchased an additional 1/4" plate and knife. My only concern is that it almost seems that there are too many washers on the back end of the screw. There is a nylon washer, a steel washer, ...