Habanaro and Mango seasoning.
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Hi guys, question: I saw on a Facebook post someone made the Walton’s habanero and mango brats and they looked good. I bought a couple packs of the seasoning and was wondering if anyone ever smoked them? I would add some Prague and assuming some water. Just curious
@guido69 There is no reason that you should not be able to smoke your bratwursts as long as you add the correct amount of sure cure, which is 1 oz to every 25 lb of meat. Since you are smoking them your process is going to have to change a little. You are going to need to get some protein extraction during the mixing stage or you run the risk of fatting out during the slow smoking process. Fatting out is when the fat separates from the meat and renders out of your sausage leaving you with a dry less tasty sausage. Fatting out happens when you are cooking your product at low temps for a long time like you do when smoking. So, make sure you get enough protein extraction and consider adding a binder like carrot fiber or sure gel.
For more information on this check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wStH-RtQUY8
Let us know how they turn out.
@parksider Thanks for the follow up!! I was really watching the internal temperature when they were in the rolling (HOT) water and making sure to pull them right at the 165. And then right into the ice water bath.
You guys got a great job! Im pretty passionate about this kinda stuff. I enjoy it a lot and love doing R and D stuff! Keep up the fun work!
@Jonathon Yes Jonathon-it’s in your head
@mikeihuntr My only advice is to keep the water around 170F, not a rolling boil. If the casing are too tight they WILL explode then you have a really big pot of bad soup! A nice simmer is the way to go, take them out 155-160 and into a water bath. Here is a pic, we just use the turkey fryer with the basket. It makes it really easy to remove from the water and rinse. I will also recommend keeping a temp probe right in the meat you can see the wire going into the water. Good luck!!
This was a big topic of conversation because we do freeze/thaw/process/refreeze venison and pork, never an issue. As a former restaurateur and certified food handler here is what Dept of Agriculture has to say. I’ll defer to the experts:
Author: Alice Henneman, MS, RDN
The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) advises:
Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen, it is safe to freeze the cooked foods. If previously cooked foods are thawed in the refrigerator, you may refreeze the unused portion. Freeze leftovers within 3-4 days. Do not refreeze any foods left outside the refrigerator longer than 2 hours; 1 hour in temperatures above 90 °F.
If you purchase previously frozen meat, poultry or fish at a retail store, you can refreeze if it has been handled properly, according to USDA.
DO NOT thaw meat at room temperature, such as on the kitchen counter.
Safety will depend on whether the raw product was handled properly before it was frozen, refrozen shortly after it was thawed, cooked to a safe temperature when it is eaten and handled safely if there are any leftovers.
What temperature should I pull my cured and smoked bacon out of my smokehouse?
@jonathon it is printed on the Box. I’m looking for a bag that has a evoh barrier. Does Waltons carry a four or five mm evoh High barrier bag?