Meatgistics: Safe Internal Meat Temperatures
Meatgistics: Safe Internal Meat Temperatures
Learn about safe internal meat cooking temperatures with Walton's and Meatgistics. Read information from FSIS and the USDA about guidelines for meat cooking temps. Watch the video, read the guide, and then post your questions or comments below.
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We are now carrying the 100cc Oxygen Absorbers in 100 count packages. They used to be only available in cases of 4,000, but now, with 100 count packages available, whether you are a commercial or home meat processor, it is affordable and feasible to use oxygen absorbers in things like packages of jerky, just like you find in the name brand bag of jerky from your local convenience store. The 100cc Oxygen Absorbers are perfect for use in up to a 1 quart container or 8x12 bag, or for gallon size containers, simply use 3 oxygen absorbers per container. How they works is that they lower the oxygen levels in an air tight package to less than 0.01%, which in turn helps maintain freshness and extends the shelf-life of products by preventing mold, mildew, and bacteria from growing. If you do not use a full package at one time though, make sure you immediately re-vacuum seal the original package, and use whatever oxygen absorbers you take out within a 30 minute time frame. The oxygen absorbers are FDA approved for use with food and food related items, but they can also be used for packing non-food items as well, or in any packages and containers which would benefit from the removal of oxygen. Two of the more common uses would be for use in packages of jerky and meat snacks, or in packages of dehydrated fruits and veggies.
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My summer sausage is sticking to the casings
@srtcanopy Out of all the imitation we made I think Turkey was my favorite in that it was unique, the ham and beef tasted VERY close to normal bacon, the turkey tasted like something else. I really liked it…speaking of that I have some in my freezer!
@gadahl SHHH dont tell anyone I have too much time on my hands, ESPECIALLY Austin, as far as he is concerned I am 100% busy at ALL TIMES!
I actually just made some dry rubbed bacon for our Cured Whole Muscle Section of the new Meatgistics University! Videos for all the Meatgistics University classes are going live this Monday around 4 pm CST. If you are free join us at waltonsinc.com/live for a live stream where we will being giving away a stuffer, some Waltons hats, some discount codes and we will also be giving out a coupon code so everyone gets something!
@Paynester We did both at basically the same time last year and I absolutely thought the one that we injected with a soluble cure was better. However, I just did a dry rubbed belly and it came out different then how I remember it from last year (less salty and I even said it tasted exactly like normal store bought bacon) so it might have been something I did differently.
Can you give me some more information on your process for the dry rubbed? Did you use the Excalibur Dry Rub Cure or something else? How long did you hold it, how much cure did you use, did you rub the fat cap and remove the skin? More information the better!
@21cedar That’s a great question on the phospshates, I have never thought of that. Let me talk to some people next week and see if there is a scientific reason behind it. I’ll warn you though it probably wont be until later in the week. We are working around the clock to get Meatgistics University ready for our 4 PM (CST) live time on Monday! We’ll have it all ready, just don’t be surprised if you tune in to our live stream at waltonsinc.com/live and Austin and I look a little haggard!
@stan I did a video where I went over how to use a grinder as a stuffer (you can view it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPIsG8Fp6bw) and some of the disadvantages of it. There are three disadvantages I can think of off of the top of my head right now, it will be a lot slower doing it this way, you won’t be able to stuff really small diameter casings and I dont think it pushes the meat down consistently enough to fill the casings as well as a hand crank stuffer will do.
Those are my thoughts, anyone got a differing opinion or another reason a stuffer is superior?