Weston 22 grinder
Just picked up the Weston 22 while it was on sale, free shipping and this thing is amazing! knocked out 60# of pork and about 30# of venison in a hurry. Big upgrade from the 3/4hp #12 grinder we’ve been using. I’ve never stuffed off a grinder before but it came with the stuffing auger tube so i thought we’d give it a shot on 40# of breakfast sausage. I was shocked how well it worked, the auger was spinning but didn’t turn the casings which surprised me. We used the Walton’s 22mm casing and they were great, long hanks and virtually no holes. If you want to see the video check out Black Run BBQ on instagram. Thanks Jon for the recommendation of the pro series 22, it’s a beast!! Looking to break our record of butchering 27 deer last year, this will certainly help the processing side of things…
@Parksider Glad it’s working out for you! I’ll check out that instagram post for sure, go to https://www.waltonsinc.com/weston-22-meat-grinder-pro-series-1-5-hp and post your review and you might be send a coupon to use on your next order!
That’s a great question but a difficult one to answer! Usually, Worcestershire Sauce will have a pH of 3.6 - 4.1 while Soy Sauce has 4.4 - 5.4. Negative pH (below 7) can cause denaturing in your meat and if you have something like the 3.6 (low range of the Worcestershire Sauce) it can cause issues even when added in smaller amounts.
If you look at the ingredients in Mandarin Teriyaki Snack Stick or Sweet Teriyaki Jerky (you can do this by scrolling down and then clicking on “Additional Info” button) you will see Soy Sauce as an ingredient, so it can absolutely be added, it just needs to be in the correct amount. This is a major reason that we recommend prepackaged seasonings, your at home recipe can be wonderful but it also has the potential to destroy your products.
So, if you are going to experiment with Sauces with a negative pH then my advice is to start at very low concentrations and work your way up till you find a good amount that provides the taste you are looking for and does not negatively affect your finished product.
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Does soy sauce denature the meat like worcestershire sauce or is it ok to use in a meat stick?
Try it on just smoke. That should work fine.
I have tried a TF 34MM processed casing I got from Quality Casings. A 32MM HF and a 30MM TF, both clear processed, I got from Mar-Co Sales. Devro Is the brand I have now. I have been hanging them. the 30MM has been the best but still tougher than I want. Ideally I want a 32MM processed casing for my brats. Does Walton’s send out samples? I do have to order some other items.
Thank you for your suggestions. I will try a couple of ideas your suggestions have given me.