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  Topic: Cabela's Pro Grinder-Opinion
jerrykr

Replies: 4
Views: 3094

PostForum: Sausage Making   Posted: Wed Feb 25 09 11:54 am   Subject: Cabela's Pro Grinder-Opinion
That will work, and you can stuff hog casings for link style sausages without much trouble. Stuffing out of the grinder takes a bit of getting used to, but works well.

Don't get in a hurry, don't ...
  Topic: Bulk Spices-where to buy
jerrykr

Replies: 12
Views: 3203

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 16 09 11:14 pm   Subject: Bulk Spices-where to buy
I like the spices and prices from this company.

Monterey Bay Spice Co.

http://www.herbco.com/
  Topic: First Sausage attempt with K.A. / pics
jerrykr

Replies: 9
Views: 4496

PostForum: Sausage Making   Posted: Mon Jan 26 09 1:16 pm   Subject: First Sausage attempt with K.A. / pics
I agree with c crane, also seperate the lean and the fat, weigh out the fat and the lean, mix back about 30-35% fat by weight to the lean. Mix the spices into the cubed meat/fat, then grind and stuff ...
  Topic: BuckBoard Bacon
jerrykr

Replies: 16
Views: 6432

PostForum: Smoked Foods   Posted: Mon Jan 12 09 1:20 pm   Subject: BuckBoard Bacon
There are 3 packets in the box, for a total of 25 lbs of pork.

This is my second Pork Butt. The first one was great. I did not prepare any of this one yet.

BBB is much more lean than belly bac ...
  Topic: BuckBoard Bacon
jerrykr

Replies: 16
Views: 6432

PostForum: Smoked Foods   Posted: Mon Jan 12 09 12:12 pm   Subject: BuckBoard Bacon
On New Year's day, I started a Hi-Mountain BuckBoard Bacon cure on a pork butt. I rubbed it with the Hi-Mountain Cure as specified, and sealed it up with my Food Saver. Every day or so since, I turn ...
  Topic: Summer Sausage and Snak Stix
jerrykr

Replies: 3
Views: 2798

PostForum: Sausage Making   Posted: Thu Jan 08 09 1:07 pm   Subject: Summer Sausage and Snak Stix
Thanks for the kind comments.

The collegen casings are OK, but this time they seem kind of "chewy". maybe the brand I bought (LEMS). They are easy to strip off the snak stix, and the me ...
  Topic: Summer Sausage and Snak Stix
jerrykr

Replies: 3
Views: 2798

PostForum: Sausage Making   Posted: Mon Jan 05 09 11:28 am   Subject: Summer Sausage and Snak Stix
This week I picked up two packer briskets to make Beef Summer Sausage and Beef Snack Stix. I got them at a United Market Street supermarket. It is an upscale store and I usually have pretty good luc ...
  Topic: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
jerrykr

Replies: 19
Views: 9292

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Jan 01 09 1:01 am   Subject: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
Toga,

That's been exactly my experience. I can hold any temp I want until the ash start to build up on the coals. I could use a more open basket design, but this one works pretty well for now.
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  Topic: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
jerrykr

Replies: 19
Views: 9292

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Dec 31 08 4:59 am   Subject: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
When the gauge on the lid on mine reads 225F, the long stem dial that's about 6 inches down from the drum rim and poked into the center of the drum usually reads around 300F. It is right under the me ...
  Topic: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
jerrykr

Replies: 19
Views: 9292

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue Nov 25 08 2:13 am   Subject: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
I saw that kettle at Lowes, and it is almost identical to the walmart one I used. I liked the hinges on the Lowes one, they were simpler, and should be easier to adapt to your drum than the cast ones ...
  Topic: separating sausage links
jerrykr

Replies: 4
Views: 6130

PostForum: Sausage Making   Posted: Sat Nov 22 08 2:34 am   Subject: separating sausage links
personally, I stuff the casings to where they are full, but not under a lot of pressure. I twist as I stuff, and I just cut them apart when I finish stuffing. If the casings are stuffed too full, th ...
  Topic: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
jerrykr

Replies: 19
Views: 9292

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Nov 20 08 10:38 pm   Subject: UDS questions (Complted build with pics)
I blogged my build. It might give you some build ideas.

www.uglydrumsmoker.blogspot.com

There are many ways to build them, in any case you will enjoy your UDS.

Jerry
  Topic: Smoker built and question about rust
jerrykr

Replies: 8
Views: 2793

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Oct 16 08 3:22 am   Subject: Smoker built and question about rust
you can get plastic spray bottles at the dollar store for ..... drum roll ... $1.00. use oil of your choice, but cheap vegtable oil worked well for me.
  Topic: UDS Drum Question
jerrykr

Replies: 18
Views: 4742

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Oct 16 08 2:51 am   Subject: UDS Drum Question
my build might give you some ideas

www.uglydrumsmoker.blogspot.com

You can buy the donor kettle grill at Wal-Mart for $40, and I saw the same one at Lowes for $45. I got mine used for $20 on Cr ...
  Topic: Smoked Corned Beef = Pastrami
jerrykr

Replies: 3
Views: 3257

PostForum: Smoked Foods   Posted: Fri Jun 01 07 8:41 pm   Subject: Smoked Corned Beef = Pastrami
Jack,

Thanks for the reply. My family really enjoys the Corned Beef, as is, but I would like to give the Pastrami a try. I'm just not set up for doing any real slow smoking. I have an Oklahoma J ...
  Topic: Smoked Corned Beef = Pastrami
jerrykr

Replies: 3
Views: 3257

PostForum: Smoked Foods   Posted: Fri Jun 01 07 4:49 am   Subject: Smoked Corned Beef = Pastrami
I have my Home Corned Beef Maker site finished.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://www.homecornedbeefmaker.blogspot.com/

From my reading, if you smoke it, Hot Smoke to 165 ...
  Topic: My New Site is Finished!
jerrykr

Replies: 11
Views: 9571

PostForum: Sausage Making   Posted: Sat May 12 07 3:54 am   Subject: My New Site is Finished!
thanks everyone.

On the first batches I made, I used too little fat (trying to do the healthy thing) and the sausages were good, but crumbly after they were cooked and did not really have the full ...
  Topic: Hello from the DFW area of Texas
jerrykr

Replies: 4
Views: 1786

PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Tue Apr 17 07 2:05 am   Subject: Hello from the DFW area of Texas
Nice to see this site and all of the great info from the knowledgable members here.

Thanks,
  Topic: In the Market
jerrykr

Replies: 3
Views: 4839

PostForum: Sausage Making   Posted: Tue Apr 17 07 1:58 am   Subject: In the Market
I have the Northern Tool grinder, but I like the one Wboggs gives a link to because it sez that the tray, auger, and plates are stainless steel. I do not have it, of course, but the stainless could g ...
  Topic: Photos of traditional Polish smokers
jerrykr

Replies: 18
Views: 34085

PostForum: Sausage Recipes   Posted: Mon Apr 09 07 3:26 am   Subject: Photos of traditional Polish smokers
once again great information.

I need more time to look at all of them. I'll be back!

-=- Jerry -=-
 
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