Boston Butt vs Shoulder vs Picnic?

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    I am posting all over tonight. We had a meat making party this weekend. Made 25 lb venison sticks, 30 lb venison bacon, 30 lb italian pork sausage, 20 lb soppressata and 10 lb of spanish chorizo. Oh and 40 lb of venison ring bologna (that was an old family recipe not using Walton’s). We had about 75 lb of chunked venison to start. We got a half hog from the butcher because it was cheaper than buying shoulders and belly (belly is $5/lb!). The amount was perfect! We only had a roast from the hind quarter and ribs left over to freeze.

    For the bacon I found a kit online at another vendor. I would love it if Walton’s had one and if someone knows please let me know for the next time. I used 3 kits, each for 10 lb. My meat block for each was 6 lb of venison and 4 lb of pork belly. We ground it once and mixed by hand for a while until it was pretty sticky. Packed in 13x9x2 aluminum cake pans. Let it set overnight. Smoked the bacon on a pellet grill the next day and put back in cake pans and refrigerated overnight. Next day sliced it all up.

    It turned out great! Plenty of fat and so good. Beats the fake turkey bacon by far.


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    Since I had a great experience with Walton’s meat sticks and I have a surplus of pork sausage in the freezer, I am planning to make pork hot dogs in a few weeks. Our family butchers every year and I don’t want all the sausage I get from half a hog. I would like to make 10 lb of it into hot dogs. Do you think 100% pork would be okay? I have no idea if I am going to leave skins on or not. Still have to do the research!

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