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  • Power User

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  • @joe-hell Hi Joe, I’ve seen a few of your posts, so you must have been on here awhile.



  • @sstory Welcome, I’m a KCBS Master Judge going on my 12th year. Lots of information to get and share here.



  • @fred Thanks for the Welcome. I got certified to be a KCBS judge, just so I’d know what judges are looking for when we started competing. I judged at a couple of comps to see what other teams were turning in. Looking forward to learning a lot from everyone here – and hopefully, some day, I’ll be able to help out another newbie to this wonderful hobby.


  • Power User

    @sstory Good strategy!



  • Tom T from Boise, ID



  • Hi, Lee from northern Virginia here. Long time KCBS competitor and quarter finalist in the 2014 Terlingua International Chili Championship. We are from southern LA/MS originally, so andouille is our primary sausage. Also Texas red hots, Chaurice, breakfast, and cajun sausages. We cure and smoke our own bacon and Tasso. Hope to learn and contribute here.


  • Walton's Employee

    @Teamfour If you make a lot fo Andouille I am sure we will have people wanting your recipe, we will eventually make a video about it but the two times I have tried I added too much sodium erythorbate one time and the second time it was amazing, but the video was out of focus!



  • Cyrus, MN I’m fairly new at smoking meats.
    I like sweet beef jerky/tangy jerky.
    I have a MB 30,Big Chief and I smoke on my Akorn kamado.



  • New to the community. I’ve been buying Walton’s products for a couple years. Love the info on this site. I’ve been making restructured jerky for 20 years, I feel like I’ve mastered that. I built a smokehouse this year and decided on making some snack sticks.



  • @austin

    I joined this web site last week [Hooter111]. I’m a senior who has been deer hunting since 1979. I live in Hobart, Indiana, which in the northwest corner of the state. I started my hunting career hunting public properties, but for the last 15 years I have been fortunate enough to be hunting only privately owned property. About 18 years ago a friend [butcher and deer processor], taught me how to butcher my own deer. I learned how to make sausage and snack sticks through friends and the internet. My favorite seasoning to date, for the last ten years, is “Hunter’s Snack Stick / Sausage Seasoning, by Buckland. Which I believe comes from Reicherts wholesale. I own a new 40” Masterbuilt electric digital smoker. Since logging on to your website I have had quite a few questions answered by watching your videos.



  • Visiting from Norwich , Connecticut . I was watching how you cooked the back strap ,looks so good . I know my son and daughter in law would love to try. We all enjoy trying different spices. The kids have both a grill and smoker . Thanks for all the different videos



  • Jason checking in from Central Point, Oregon (Southern Oregon)…Co-owner of Off The Bone BBQ our part time catering gig. Owner of a Bewley Pit, WSM, Smokin Tex, ABS and the trusty old Weber Kettle. Love smoking for Family, Friends, Co-workers and our amazing customers.



  • Hello, name is Jason Blandford, happy to be apart of the waltons community


  • Power User

    @bodey30 You guys get great reviews on your catering. I wish I lived closer!



  • @jblandford Welcome, your going to love all the great recipes and the funny stories shared on this site.


  • Walton's Employee

    @bodey30 I was browsing around your website and I noticed you injected a Vanilla Porter into Brisket! Did you inject it with anything else, if so, what? How did it taste? I love porters and I love brisket so I cannot see how that could be anything other than amazing!


  • Regular Contributors

    Hey y’all checking in from Greensboro, NC. I have been making kielbasa and summer sausage for about 24 years and smoking of course. Just built a curing chamber and am always looking for new things to make! Canning ,pickling, curing, smoking, you name it!


  • Walton's Employee

    @deplorablenc1 We’d love to see some pics of your curing chamber set up! Maybe in the Bragging Board section?!


  • Regular Contributors

    @jonathon done. I am new to these boards and trying to figure it out. Seems like a great place to post and chat!



  • Hey everyone l’m new to Walton’s, but have been bitten by the home meat processing bug.

    I’m retired and find this very satisfying and rewarding. I love to experiment with meat processing as I’ve always wanted to get into it.

    I’m from Central Florida area and been enjoying learning all about this home processing thing. My grandson got me into this with making venison jerky. It has grown into much more the past six months or so. I’ve made jerky, snack sticks and now exploring sausages too.

    I’ve made venison snack sticks, combination venison/pork snack sticks, venison jerky, pork breakfast and Mild Sweet Italian sausages. I started with pre-mixed spices for the jerky and snack sticks but eventually want to start making them the Waltons way.

    The first sausages I made was from trial and error recipes found on the inter web with fair success. I’m also a pretty good grilled too. I use a Treager Wood pellet smoker/grill but have desire to one day have a fair size smoker/smokehouse.

    I’m looking to up my game so bare with me as I will be asking a lot of questions.

    I look forward to sharing ideas and suggestions with you all.

    Unclebill



  • @unclebill
    Nice unclebill. No dumb questions here.


  • Walton's Employee

    @unclebill Glad to have you here! We were all new to this at point and I think one of the best things about this board is the willingness of its members to help eachother out! @Austin and I are the moderators but there are now plenty of people who will be able to offer their opinions on best practices and different techniques!



  • Hey fellow meatheads i never did introduce myself, I’m Jeremy from North Dakota. Been here for awhile just never really asked anything or posted anything till recently…I have a few posts on here. I love to read all the recipes/stories /and information… there’s a bunch. I been making sausage for probably 10 yrs just the usual sticks/jerky/brats/and ring sausage. If anyone has any info on a homemade propane smoker I’m all ears…I have one that I used a side burner off a grill…but it gets way to hot…it’s not insulated basically a 1/8 thick metal 2x2x4 box… I’ll post pics in a few days



  • @Austin
    Checking in.
    From knoxville tn.
    Born and rasied in mcpherson ks.



  • Derby, KS I am a classically trained chef, but not working in the restaurant or food service industries. I enjoy the science behind the hobby and get to experiment with lots of different processes and products. Looking forward to the info sharing and smoking community craziness!


  • Walton's Employee

    @Fijidreamer Welcome to the board, you aren’t far from us at all, we are just up the road in Wichita! Nice to have a classically trained chef on here! I think we have one or two others, or at least some that appear to be so please feel free to let us know your thoughts on what we say when it comes to kitchen cooking!

    With your username I assume you are either from Fiji or have visited? What an eye-opening culinary experience that was for me, they eat almost everything from the ocean and cook a lot of it ceviche and most surprisingly they have cattle that just roam the island or at least on Vanua Levu and any village that wants some beef can harvest them!



  • @Austin I’m from Overland Park, KS. I have an electric smoker that I love using. I found this site looking for jerky seasoning. I just received mine and am going to make some jerky next weekend. I enjoy smoking. I have a charcoal grill that I am not good at using. I just bought a used gas grill to try out. I really like that. I think I will be upgrading to a better gas grill next year. I am trying new recipes and learning about grilling now that I can control the heat better. I had no luck with the charcoal grill but I do love charcoal grills. This looks like a place where I am going to learn a lot.


  • Walton's Employee

    @mecord I love Overland Park, my sister lives up there now. We are from upstate NY but I relocated here and then a few laters she camer here by chance for her husbands work (though I like to think me saying how much I loved it our here helped) The first time I went to visit her I was very jealous, I always joke that she got the pretty part of Kansas! Wichita is great, has awesome people who are friendly and welcoming…but it is not a pretty part of the country.

    Also, I am sure you’ve tried it but in case you have not there is a Pizza place in KC called grinders that I demand we have every time I go up there! Also, Scimeca’s makes amazing sausages up in that neck of the woods. You probably dont need me to point out awesome places in your area though huh?!



  • @Jonathon it is really pretty here, you’re right. I love Grinder’s and Scimeca’s Italian sausage. I have tried other Italian sausage and they are horrible compared to Scimeca’s. We had a man just transfer from here to Houston. He really hated to leave he loved being in Overland Park, too.


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