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  • Weekly Blog Post - PreThanksgiving & Specialty Sausage

    Find out what's going on at Walton's and Meatgistics this week. We will have a loose schedule for soon to be released videos, what we are working on long-term and maybe a few quick tips and tricks that are on our mind!

    What Videos are being released soon?

    We just released our Pre Thanksgiving Sales that will be good through Friday so you should absolutely check that out. You will also see that we have reduced shipping on orders over $5 all week.

    ThanksBlackMonday - This is the “fun” video that we do every year! This year we split it into thirds so the first round of sales will be good from 11/19-11/26, the second round starts on Black Friday (11/22) and ends on Cyber Monday and the third round is Cyber Monday only!

    Specialty Sausage 101 & 102 - In these two videos we will be going over specialty sausage as a category and then showing you detailed steps on making Lebanon Bologna. Ours came out amazing so if you are planning on making any this year watch the video for some tips on how to make a delicious Lebanon Bologna!

    What Projects are we looking ahead at?

    Specialty Sausage 103: Landjaeger - We made Landjaeger or a version of it at least! It came out tasting excellent but the appearance wasn’t exactly what we were going for, for more details keep an eye out for this video in the next few weeks.

    Specialty Sausage 104: Blood Sausage - We haven’t made this year and it is going to have to wait until at least after Thanksgiving but hopefully we will get to it soon! We are excited about this as it’s a true odd-ball in America and we want to see if we can make some improvements to it!

    What’s on our Mind?

    It is almost Thanksgiving time and I’m going home for the first time in years! Like everyone else, I am excited to see family and friends and eat delicious food! Don’t forget to take a few minutes this Thanksgiving to really concentrate on what you are thankful for. For me, a huge thing I am thankful for is this job, I really love what I do here! I mean, who wouldn’t love talking, filming and answering questions about meat processing all day!

    New Products

    The Talsa K50 Bowl Chopper and the Talsa K80 Bowl Chopper are two brand new choppers from Talsa. These are large commercial pieces of equipment that allow you to do everything from a rough chop to an emulsification of your meat products. Either of these machines will work on everything from pulled pork to hot dogs!

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  • Fried Bologna Sandwich Weekly Blog Post - Specialty Sausage & The Budweiser Big BBQ Show

    Find out what's going on at Walton's and Meatgistics this week. We will have a loose schedule for soon to be released videos, what we are working on long-term and maybe a few quick tips and tricks that are on our mind!

    What Videos are being released soon?

    Meatgistics University - Specialty Sausage 101, 102 & 103 - These will be an overview of Specialty Sausage, How to Make Lebanon Bologna and How to Make Landjaeger. The Bologna and the Landjaeger both came out excellent, we are in the process of trying to make Blood Sausage as the 104 for that section!

    What Projects are we looking ahead at?

    We are looking forward to the 20(x) videos for all of the categories. These videos will focus more on the science behind why we recommend doing things the way we do as well as tips, tricks, and additives for making better products. Generally these processing videos are going to be pretty long, we might cut some of that time by not showing the basic processing tips but at the same time I would like people to be able to watch the 20(x) processing videos and not have to watch previous videos to be able to make high-quality products!

    What’s on our Mind?

    I was scheduled to call into The Budweiser Big BBQ Show, which is a weekly show where they talk about BBQing. It was a nice visit where I talked about some of the science behind smoking meat and I talked about you all as a community as well. So if you want to listen you can head on over to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thebigbbqshow/) or http://www.extraordinarybbq.com/the-big-bbq-show/. It was a good time and they seem like some pretty good guys!

    New Products

    We’ve got two new Sausage Seasonings coming in from Excalibur. First, the Salsa Brat and @gadahl was looking for a recreation of a Sausage they had while on vacation so we found the Hawaiian Sausage Seasoning to see if that will work! As soon as we get those in stock I will be making them and see what they taste like and I will let you all know. I am especially excited about the Salsa Brat, I can just imagine how good it would be with Chicken Thighs!

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  • Octopus Video Weekly Blog Post - November Giveaway & Sales and Octopus!

    Find out what's going on at Walton's and Meatgistics this week. We will have a loose schedule for soon to be released videos, what we are working on long-term and maybe a few quick tips and tricks that are on our mind!

    What Videos are being released soon?

    Will it BBQ? Octopus! - This should be ready for release in just a few days, just like our Squid Video we will have a short and long version of it as close to 10 minutes of Austin and I trying Octopus might not be what everyone wants to see but there are some funny/interesting moments in what ended up on the cutting room floor.

    November Giveaway & Sales - We have the November Giveaway & Sales shot and ready to go live on the first of the month. November is our big sale month, we have the normal November Sales, then we have the Pre-Thanksgiving Sale and then our Huge “ThanksBlackMonday” Sale Video where we announce our Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. This video is almost always a “funny” one from us and I think we have some great ideas for this years so keep an eye out for that!

    What Projects are we looking ahead at?

    We are working on finishing up the introductory Specialty Sausage section of Meaygistics University. It will be a 101 - What Is Specialty Sausage and then we will be making Lebanon Bologna, Landjaeger and Blood Sausage! The Blood Sausage might be a little later than the others as we are having a little trouble with sourcing what we want for ingredients but it shouldn’t be too long!

    What’s on our Mind?

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means remembering everything we are thankful for and one thing I am always thankful for is our awesome servicemen and woman. Steak for Troops is a program that the All-American Beef Battalion organizes that provides troops, who are going to and coming back from a deployment, with a tasty steak dinner. Check out their website HERE or you can help support them by buying some of their awesome Superior Steak Seasoning, when you buy a bottle of this we donate a portion of the proceeds to this worthy cause!

    New Products

    Pro-Cut #12 KG-12-SS Meat Grinder is a brand new grinder from Pro-cut that features a stainless steel construction, a 3/4 hp motor, an oil-bathed steel gear transmission uses no belts or pulley. This is a great grinder for anyone looking for a home processing grinder that will last long enough to pass down to your children. Don’t let the fact that this is a #12 fool you either, Pro-Cut specializes in commercial level equipment so this thing will grind through your deer, hog, elk or anything in no time!

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  • Meatgistics University Video Weekly Blog Post - Meatgistics University is Live!

    Find out what's going on at Walton's and Meatgistics this week. We will have a loose schedule for soon to be released videos, what we are working on long-term and maybe a few quick tips and tricks that are on our mind!

    What Videos are being released soon?

    Well, we just released 44 videos yesterday on our youtube page! I put them all into a playlist that you can view here (https://www.youtube.com/user/WaltonsTV/playlists) but probably the easiest way to digest this information is by going to Meatgistics University Home Page where we have everything listed out by category, then once you click into that category we have individual posts and videos on topics.

    But we will be releasing Will It BBQ? Squid this week and then the Octopus one the following week. We have a couple other videos done and ready but we will wait on those a while to give everyone a chance to digest some of the information from Meatgistics University first.

    I posted the link to the Livestream for anyone who missed it yesterday. There are still some unused 10% off coupon codes so watch the video if you are about to order and want 10% off your order. We also have a $10 coupon code in that video that will be good for everyone through 11/30.

    What Projects are we looking ahead at?

    Advanced Meatgistics U classes. I am really excited for the 201, 202.etc, classes as we will get to talk more about tips and tricks for making better products and we will be able to show some more examples of what we are talking about. For some of the introductory classes, there wasn’t any way to show you what we were talking about, too much of it was just me talking. We will be fixing that in future classes but that will mean that the videos will be more spread out, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

    What’s on our Mind?

    The Livestream went very well last night, especially for our first effort, we had 1,000 people on the site at one time or another and we received excellent questions from those visitors. We will have some more clear instructions with how to work the chat next time as well as there was some confusion between the chat for the Livestream and Walton’s Customer Support Chat. Luckily our excellent customer service team did a great job and was able to direct most people to the correct place to ask your questions. So a big thank you to them! We also got a few good ideas for future videos from viewers questions.

    New Products

    Blue Head Cheese Casings one of the specialty sausages we are eventually going to get to is Head Cheese. When we do it we will absolutely be using these headcheese casings and these hold about 8 lb each so we will have plenty of it!

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  • Weekly Blog Post - LiveStreaming & Meatgistics University!

    Find out what's going on at Walton's and Meatgistics this week. We will have a loose schedule for soon to be released videos, what we are working on long-term and maybe a few quick tips and tricks that are on our mind!

    What Videos are being released soon?

    Austin and I are going to be doing a little mid-month giveaway on a Livestream! We are aiming for Monday, October 22nd right now, this Livestream will include a giveaway, some steep discount codes for a few lucky customers, some free merchandise for everyone and a coupon code for everyone who watches! We will also be using this video to introduce Meatgistics University and to answer any of your questions and talk about a few recent customer questions on the community section of Meatgistics.

    What Projects are we looking ahead at?

    The introductory classes for Meatgistics University are all shot and being edited now, so we are going to start in on the more advanced videos. These videos will focus more on the science behind meat processing as well as some advanced techniques and tips for making the best homemade products!

    What’s on our Mind?

    Has anyone tried retired dairy cow? I saw something a few weeks ago that said that retired dairy cows had a similar flavor and even texture to Wagyu beef. They had to be cooked a little differently and it was dependant on the Dairy Cows being grass-fed only for the last 6 months but this is incredibly interesting to me! I am going to try to source some retired dairy cow meat and compare it to some Wagyu.

    New Products

    Tubed Hog Casings 35-38mm and Tubed Hog Casings 38-42mm will be back in stock shortly! This is great for anyone wanting to make larger diameter sausages out of natural casings. Tubed Casings can be a big time saver as they are easier to clean and load onto your stuffer.

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    Wow! That sounds pretty cool! I’ve never really relied on our product being shelf stable we’ve always refrigerated it other than throwing some sticks in a bag for a hunt or tailgate party. This may launch us into retail! Getting ready to install the walkin cooler, concrete gets poured tomorrow

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