Ace56 I would prefer pork butts over bacon and bacon or 50/50 mix of pork butts is a bit of a toss-up. The issue with adding bacon is that it tends to make the snack stick sort of soft, where quality bacon fat keeps it nice and firm. We are going to do side by side comparison on adding 50/50 butts to venison and adding pork fat with he deer that we were recently given to process. But your math looks right to me also.
when mixing snack sticks with waltons mixer hooked up to the grinder how do you reverse directions every minute or so most grinders don't have reverses
when mixing snack sticks with waltons mixer hooked up to the grinder how do you reverse directions every minute or so most grinders i have seen don’t have reverse
kelly Hi Kelly, we don’t have a mixer that is a Walton’s brand. Are you talking about the Weston 20 or 44 lb meat mixer? The 44 lb can hook up to the Butcher and Pro Series Weston Grinders, they used to say only the #22 or larger but now they say you can do it with any size pro or butcher series.
As for reverse we used to say to hold down the reverse switch the larger pro and butcher series (#22 and up have a reverse) but Weston now says not to run it in reverse for more than a few seconds and that it is designed in such a way that you only need to run it forward. You can check with Weston if you want some verification on that though!