Apparently I messed up when I signed up here.....
At the time I did not connect my google+ to this page (when I signed up it said this could be done later) … Because of that, I have probably lost several of your last monthly contests because I wasn’t able to collect all the entries… I called in and spoke to a really nice girl that tried to help me, and I’ve clicked on everything I can find to click on, but I just can’t get it to add… Here’s the screen shot of what I get when I try to post…
@raider2119 Thats interesting that it is showing you that because under the email address you have for this meatgistics it is showing that you did get credit for watching that. Currently it is showing you have credit for at least this video, the daily bonus entry and the entry confirmation. I’ll send you a message with that email address so you can confirm it. Hope this helped!
In the past while making summer sausage I have used ground beef 80/20 about 8 pounds and about 4 pounds mixed together… what mixture do you use for summer sausage
@KSHusker First, yes they should be safe to eat. You cooked them to 160° which will kill anything harmful. Now, obviously use common sense and your senses, if it smells bad don’t eat it!
The first thing to know is if you used sure cure (or another version) or not? From the sounds of it, you did but I just want to make sure we are looking at all possibilities. Were the butts untrimmed? If they had a nice fat cap on them then you should have been okay, I still like to use a little more fat than that but you should have been in the realm. How did you mix it, was it by hand? If you mixed for 30 minutes in a meat mixer that is a long time to be mixing it (I don’t think this was your issue, just pointing it out). Starting at 200 is a little high but it also sounds like it came down to 180° pretty quickly but this would be my thought on why the casing stuck, cooking too high can cause this.
For the color, the only thing I can think of (if you used a cure) is that it looks pinker around the edges because you got a nice smoke ring around it? How deep does the nice pink color go and what type of casing did you use? With wild game, I always use some sort of cure accelerator, either Encapsulated Citric Acid, Smoked Meat Stabilizer or something, it helps burn the color more and then you can skip holding it overnight and go right from stuffing to the smokehouse.
Anyone else have thoughts?