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Welcome to Meatgistics and the new Walton’s Community!
Meatgistics is all about The Process of Transforming Meat from Animal to Edible. This new site is a place where food and meat lovers like you can come and share ideas with each other and learn tips and tricks from the experts here at Walton’s.
Connect with your fellow deer hunters, meat processors, backyard BBQ enthusiasts, others who enjoy making sausage and jerky, and other cooking aficionados. And, find regularly updated content from Walton’s about news, updates, recipes, videos, how-to information and more.
To encourage you guys to begin posting and sharing content, we will be running a few giveaways on the site for the first 2 weeks (7/18/16 to 8/1/16) after launch. We will be giving away 1 Swiss Army Hunter XT knife, a $65 value, that includes 1 large locking blade, a locking serrated gut hook, a bone or wood saw, philips screwdriver, key ring, and nylon pouch, to a random person who makes a post in one or more of the community categories of “Roll Call”, “Bragging Board”, “Meat Processing”, “Smoking & Grilling” and “Hunting”. Each category will have a separate winner, so create a post or add a comment in each category to receive up to 5 entries. Our final prize will go to 1 random person who adds a comment to one of our Walton’s Blog posts. This lucky winner will receive a $100 Walton’s Gift Card, good at waltonsinc.com or at one of our Wichita locations. Rules, Terms, and Conditions
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Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to sign up and join in the conversation with others about everything related to meat, hunting, smoking, grilling, and cooking! Walton’s will be back with regular updates. Check back weekly for new content from Walton’s and daily for new content from your fellow food and meat lovers. Every once in a while, Walton’s will also have more promo items to giveaway and other fun and free things to share, so keep an eye out for what’s coming.
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deerslayer6911 last edited by
Thank you I will put this sight to good use!
DDGS last edited by
Thanks for the info. I like your site.
abrams2430 last edited by
Thanks for the great supplies
Luthers10298 last edited by
We get all our seasonings for our products from Walton’s. Thank you.
Jason last edited by
Thanks for the chance to respond , I have ordered from you guys a couple of time and have always been pleased with the service. I use some of the pork seasoning to make my spin on chicken sausage. Ready for the fall season so that I can get back to making sausages and smoked meats.
ryan7901 last edited by
Great site. Looking forward to exploring it more.
BJONES7802 last edited by
Like the catalog. Breakfast sausage mix is excellent.!
Kritter521 last edited by
I have been buying wood pellets for my smoker at Walton’s and really like them. I would like to get into making sausage one of these days, and i’m always impressed with your selection.
csosmith last edited by
This site is very nice. I have enjoyed shopping with the company for many years. I have always been in awe by the number of selections there are for every type of seasoning and rubs. Heck I remember the old days when it was “downtown” Midwest Research and I would risk life and limb just to visit the store LOL. I love the “new” location and layout of the store. I am in love with the Butchers BBQ Honey Rub, so much so in fact that I made three trips over from Rosalia KS just to get it, third trip was a charm! I do all of my own butchering and really enjoy trying new seasoning mixes.
Your Dedicated and Satisfied Customer,
BobBeck last edited by
Enjoying your Beef Jerky seasonings. I get rave reviews everytime I share it (Which is not very often)
darthmeateater last edited by
Noob to smoking and grilling, but enjoy using Walton’s seasonings. Looking forward to learning more on this site!
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I am new to making sausage making and I have to tell you …you have a get website. I have purchased several seasonings and will be stuffing my first sausages tomorrow… I have a question…my grinder has a position on it for stuffing…I am wondering should I invest is a sausage stuffer…I have NEVER done this before…I am concerned that this machine will be hard to control…any input woill be great…thanks
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Great information…I used your Sweet Sausage mix today…WOW…nice just right for me!!!..
A sausage stuffer is definitely worth the investment. It will stuff a more consistent product and can be easier. Stuffing off a grinder also has a tendency to overwork the meat and cause smearing (or loss of particle definition).
That being said, you absolutely still can stuff off a grinder, but it’s just not the ideal method to produce the best final product. Starting with just a grinder is a great way to just get started and begin sausage making, and as you advance, then start finding new equipment and tools to start adding to your collection.
I believe the recommended curing time is 12 hours but can I go less than that? I was expecting my order to be here tonight and it won’t be here till tomorrow morning now.
I was going to mix up my batch of jerky tonight but will have to do it tomorrow on my lunch break. Just wondering if tomorrow evening would be long enough to let the meat cure.
Your recipe calls for 1. Sure Cure, 2. Sure Gel Meat Binder, and 3. Smoked Meat Stabilizer. I have all but the Sure Gel Meat Binder. Can I get by without using this? Second question- Is Excalibur’s Cure Excellerator the same as Sure Cure?
@andyman Great question, Carrot Fiber holds up to 26 times its weight in water, and while the 80 oz is still well inside that I have never done that before. I max out (even with Carrot Fiber) at 64 oz which is 2 qts. My only fear with doing 80 is that it might take a lot longer to cook as it will have more water content that will be trying to evaporate. Most of that water should be bound up in the carrot fiber though so it wouldn’t really be available to be cooked out. Hmmm, my recommendation, to be safe is to stick with 64 oz of water.
Now, as to should you add more seasoning, some people will taste the difference if you did not add additional seasonings and some (most) will not. Your water and your seasoning is technically part of your meat block (anyone who is reading this who doesn’t consider this don’t worry!) so adjusting your meat block to include your water is sometimes done. If you do decide to add more spices or seasonings I would add aromatics and things like Rosemary and Basil, don’t add more salt as that is formulated specifically for the meat block.
Hope this helps and if you do decide to go with 80 oz of water then I would be very interested in the results!
i use denuded round. higher cost, less waste, cleaner eating
@jonathon I enjoyed this line of questions and comments, it made me think. Here is my related question: Assume I use 25 lbs. of meat to make summer sausage and add one package, 4 oz., of Carrot Fiber and 80 oz. of water. The ratio is 20 times the weight of water to the weight of CF. In other words, I am adding 5 lbs. 4 oz. of water/CF paste to my meat dough. Should I adjust the amount of salt and spices, I add to the dough? I am concerned that the flavor will be weaker if I don’t add spices for the new total, 30 lbs. curious as to what y’all thinking.