No question it is a fine knife. Weighing in at 3 pounds, I am sure it is intended for occasional use, chopping up a few chickens or racks of ribs. If I were working on a production line, I might choose a lighter weight tool if I had sling it for more than 30 minutes or so.
@jonathon This really is an impressive knife. Good reviews. I love the looks and nothing I have every used or seen is close to 3 pounds. The heaver knife would be perfect for chicken, ribs, porkchops, and many other things.
Just wondering, am I too concerned about country or origin? There are some items that just can't be helped, but should being made in America, or at least allies, matter?
Thursday (tomorrow) livestream will be a bit different and could possibly be the start of something new. We are going to be mostly discussing meat news on the podcast this week. I think it would be an interesting way to let you guys ask questions or give us your opinion on what is going on in the industry. We did this because I have a ton of stories for this week but we are a few weeks out on the podcast right now as we shot a few episodes during AAMP and if we dont talk about those stories then the stories wont be relevant by the time the podcast is released.
In nevada we can do most online but my wife's was going to expire during covid lock down and her online renewal was declined.
Found out her name on her soc. Sec. Was still in her married name and they couldnt renew until the names matched. She said well go back to her previously used name. Nope cant do it w/o a divorce decree. Called Soc. Sec. In Feb still closed for covid no idea when they would open. Still trying to get her license fixed dang them
@nd-mike said in [Topics for Meatgistics Livestream](/post/41678):
> @jonathon I hate going to the DMV.
Agreed. However, last month my 16 yr old daughter bought her first car and our DMV in WI is not performing title services in the office yet so we were instructed to do it online. Which would have been fine, except, since she is a minor, and the sole owner, the title application had to be signed by her parent or guardian giving consent to purchase...which had to be notarized. And then we had to mail it in and wait for the temp plate to come before she could drive it. Fortunately they were able to email a copy of the temp plate for us to print out so she only had to wait 7 days to drive her car. So instead of contaminating the one DMV with our germs, we contaminated the DMV before we got turned away and the notary, and the main DMV office and postal system with the envelope that we licked the glue with!
FYI, the reason I have to go instead of being able to do it online is because I do not have an eye exam in the last 16 months. I tried marking that I did but then the computer told me they would be waiting while they confirmed that with my Dr.,....I dont have a Dr cause I don't like them! I did the math and it has been 312 months since I last had an eye exam from a Dr.
@bocephus Apparently Kansas is now all by appointment so it takes like 10 minutes at most! DMV finally getting their S together!
@jonathon I did see that earlier this week, I will order it once I get back from vacation next week. I am pretty excited to try it as I prefer the heat to some from a dry rub rather than a messy sauce.
@HerbcoFood Sorry, I never updated everyone on, it is https://www.waltonsinc.com/nashville-hot-seasoning
And, sorry but today we are going to not do a live stream. Just too much going on that NEEDS to be handled. Sorry guys, I will make it up next week with something special for the live stream!
@jonathon The other day you had cooked those chicken tenders with the Nashville Hot seasoning, you mentioned you were going to make it available on the website that day. I have noticed you still haven't made it available to purchase.
@jonathon had a big problem a few days ago. It has not been resolved yet. Checked today. Tried to sign in for the give away. No access to half of the site.
Switched fm ms edge to chrome. Worked The site was blocking the ms edge extensions. That was the auto feedback I received fm the site.
Hey guys, FYI i am not 100% on a liovestream today. waltonsinc.com is having an issue with the configurable products and not allowing people to add those to their carts. If we can get it fixed in the next little bit we will be good to go, if not I am probably going to postpone it.
We are going to go live in 45 minutes. I am going to be sitting behind the computer and (hopefully) sharing my screen so everyone will be able to see what I am seeing. Not enough room back here for me and Patrick so I will be driving the equipment....see how that goes!
It would be very effective if the site automatically generated an email or notification to the site administrator for a virtual grip & grin..... As such a Trusted Mentor gp (vetted select members) could be formed, and notified of new members for a welcome: They could just say "Hey, got questions, ask me... been there"
Hey guys https://meatgistics.waltonsinc.com/topic/3831/meatgistics-website is a post where people were asking for osrt of a rundown of the website during a video/livestream. I am thinking we will do both, a dedicated video so we can send it to new users when they register (thanks @Chef ) and a livestream so if there are things I am saying that are unlcear we can get some feedback on it right away
Thats the "puppy" he had the first of his 2 knee surgeries a few weeks ago and that is much better for him than the cone, he just 100% gives up when you put the cone on him, won't walk or do anything. It made me laugh and my image was freaking me out badly!
Okay, another thing, I tested something and it works so from now on we will be adding an option to the giveaway where subscribing to the podcast will be worth an entry. ...however since I am still "testing" it I made it worth 3 points, so go get your free 3 points!
@chef said in [Topics for Meatgistics Livestream](/post/36403):
> @jonathon Okay, just why did you put the cone of same on that beautiful pup?
I noticed he picked out a blue cone for his dog. Coincidence? I don't think so.
Hey guys, sorry I missed today's livestream, I had to do a makeup podcast. I am going to make it up to you guys next Thursday with something we don't normally do on these livestreams, I am going to do a pretty large giveaway for something we have in the test kitchen that we don't use anymore. If you listen to the podcast we release on Monday you might have a good idea what it is!
@Jonathon I really enjoyed the livestream. I like that you guys give out freebies but I would watch them all even if you didn't. I like the content and I really like it when you and @Austin get off topic and talk about whatever. That is genuine and how most of us are. Those ribs and wings look fantastic!
Sorry I didn't take more pics, these are the wings and the ribs. Honestly the holy regular ribs were good but not great, the Chipotle lime sweet rub (which i did manage to get up on the site and in sale) ones were way better
lol its not going to be long, I dont imagine we will have a large audience but it should be fun. I made small sliders of a few of the patties, so ill talk about those, how they taste and how they are different from normal seasonings. Then we will go over how I season and make my ribs normally, and one experiment I am doing and then finally will be the wings. I am going to be doing this solo so i WILL DEMAND forgiveness for cleanliness, there simply isnt a good option for perfect sanitation while doing this
We are going to try going live today from my house at 1 pm. I'm going to be talking about some of the patty mixes, how I make wings on my smoker and maybe a repurposed seasoning for ribs as well as a new seasoning for ribs that I freaking love! Be patient though, I've not done this from home yet so we will see how it goes!
Okay, so went up to KC today, dropped him off (had a nice surprise lunch with my Sister up there) and he has torn ligaments in BOTH his back legs! So, one at a time it is. 8 weeks between the two surgeries. Looks like I am going to be driving the 2002 Tundra for a little while longer! The good news is the vet said that this procedure has a 96% success rate and him being so young he thinks it would be very very unlikely that he will have any issues. The worse part came when he asked if he has trouble with the anesthetic do we want them to revive him. I'm not ashamed to say I thought about walking in there with a flame thrower if they kill my dog!
Saturday could work for me....I really don't want to stop the momentum these have....I could try doing it around 1 pm or so, especially if we do the Patty Mixes like @Tex_77 was talking about. I can make some patties for home and do a live stream on it?
@jonathon good luck with your dog. They are good sized dogs. Ours was pretty docile overall, except when she was after chipmunks, which she hated. She tore off gutters/downspouts and siding to get to get to them. The rest of the time she just laid in the sun in wait:blush: I sure wouldn't have wanted to try to carry her around.
FYI we might be off this week, it will depend on how my dogs ACL surgery goes in KC. I am going up tomorrow to drop him off then I should be back Wednesday, and then I have to go back up to KC to pick him up. If that happens early enough and he is going okay I will pop in and do the live stream. I really want to but I can't ask my wife to take care of a hobbled Mastiff that ways 80 lb more than she does!
For anyone who wants to watch them, they are all still on Youtube.....I should create a section of Meatgistics to link those to, shouldn't I? Also...I know we said we wouldnt do giveaways but maybe we do something where each show someone wins a hat or something.....maybe I just pick the best question? We can plan this out more but as long as we dont advertise them as having giveaways I still think we will mostly get people who are interested in meat processing and not people who only want to win things.
We are going live today @Team-Blue I expect as many of you there as possible, for the first time we have a guest, so you will be able to put a face to a name! I know @PapaSop will be there even though he's not blue! 3 pm at waltonsinc.com/live
On another note, I am basically done with website stuff, so hopefully starting tomorrow AM I shall make my glorious (or completely quiet) return to the boards!
Doing something a little different for the live stream today. I know I said on the podcast the monthly live stream that we wouldn't be having one but we are going to have it. I am going to be making fresh sausage (for employee appreciation day tomorrow) and we are going to go through waltonsinc.com/live AND Instagram live. So, Patrick will be behind the camera reading chats and I will occasionally stop so I can answer questions.
@Jonathon couldn't watch it live but just got done watching the recording so i was technically there....lol. Thanks for the mention bud. Even though i think your crazy for peppercorn being your least favorite....haha.
@Tex_77 No, but I also wouldn't kick my grandmother in the butt?! Cheese in an Italian Sausage? Just kidding, I could see Mozzarella being okay in it. Still wouldn't do it but it is not a crime against humanity!
Today at 3 pm CDT at waltonsinc.com/live we have our weekly Meatgistics Livestream. I am going to go through every seasoning category and list my 3 favorites and my least favorite. Then, I will start going through equipment and list my favorites there. PLEASE bring questions guys, I haven't had time recently to properly plan one of these out. We will get back to that place but with Austin getting covid right after I did time is hard to come by! So, join us if that sounds interesting or if you have a question!
@Jonathon I'd love to see some home use vs light commercial equipment reviews/comparisons. Example "what size grinder should you get" then go on to explain #8/12/22/32/42. Maybe that'd be a better youtube video and you could direct at those hunters who are processing at home for the first time. You could cover a wide variety of your products.