Cured Sausage 2nd Level & February Sales & Giveaways
Weekly Blog Post - Cured Sausage 2nd Level & February Sales & Giveaways
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?
Cured Sausage 201 Functions of Fat - In this video, we go over what the proper fat content is for Cured Sausages and why it is so important. We also have some tips for people who are looking to use something to replace the fat.
Cured Sausage 202 Using Encapsulated Citric Acid - This video is all about what ECA does for your Cured Sausage. From its bacteriostatic effects to it’s taste, ECA has a lot of different functions.
Cured Sausage 203 Using Cold Meat - We’ve said it before but in this video, we actually give you some examples and reasons for why chilling your beef or pork is a going to give you the best results.
What Projects are we looking ahead at?
We want to be finished with the Cured Sausage 2nd level classes within the next few weeks.
We are also getting our February Sales and Giveaway video ready, which means we will have a winner of the Broil King Baron 420 Grill in the next week or so! If you want one last chance to enter make sure you visit waltonsinc.com/win and click on the daily bonus button.
What’s on our Mind?
Noteworthy Recent Posts
@mikeihuntr was nice enough to share some photos of his homemade smoker, check out the photos and the post here https://meatgistics.waltonsinc.com/topic/1035/homemade-smoker-first-test-run
@Joe-Hell continues to show his “foodie” bona vides with his post about Salsa Themes here https://meatgistics.waltonsinc.com/topic/1052/mild-medium-or-hot-for-real-this-time
Our little community continues to grow at a steady rate. In the past 7 days we have had;
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There is not much to the process. After I combine the meat and spices (I have been using about 2% salt with cure # 2 @ 1 teaspoon per 5lbs of meat) then stuff it into natural hog casings, I put it in the basement to hang for abut 6 weeks. The humidity is low, so it dries out about half it s weight by then, maybe a little bit less.
Then we eat it. I have only had one hollow batch so far and i think that may be the stuffing issue or maybe the very low humidity combined with temps of around 42 degrees. The good batches came out when the humidity was a little higher and the temperature stayed around 58 degrees.
@jonathon thanks man
@lamurscrappy I did not, I put it in the fridge as soon as I water bathed it. The casings were pre stuck
Thanks: I see for hams they call soaking for3-5 days brining and the bacon recipe calls it pickling. Both mean the same? Thanks for the help
@scottwaltner Your meat block and smoking schedule sound fine so it doesn’t appear to be that. You say you water bathed them, was it ice water? Also what @RickHeb said is true, they need to sit out at room temp for an hour after the ice bath and then sit in the cooler overnight befire vacuum packing them.
Last thing, were your fibrous casings pre-stuck? If they werent this very well could happen?
@jonathon I used 15 pounds elk and 5 pounds pork butt. No binder.