Perfectly Cooked Pheasant and Delicious Homemade Bread
Weekly Blog Post - Perfectly Cooked Pheasant and Delicious Homemade Bread
Find out what's going on at Walton's and Meatgistics this week. We will have a loose schedule for soon to be released videos, what we are working on long term and maybe a few quick tips and tricks that are on our mind!
What Videos are being released soon?
Homemade Sundried Tomato Basil Bread - We were not even planning on doing a video when we made this, it was just so we could have some fresh bread but it came out so good that we decided we needed to do a short video!
How to Make Homemade Salami - We decided to put our Salami Seasoning (and Jon) to work and show you guys how to make great homemade Salami. Now, this isn’t a Dry-Cured product but a Salami that will resemble Summer Sausage in texture.
What Projects are we looking ahead at?
We are working on a new organization for Meatgistics that we hope will help anyone visiting our site learn how to make great homemade products. This will be structured in a Class schedule with the 101, 102, 103, etc. classes being basics and the 2 classes being more advanced. Our goal here is to have something for everyone, the absolute newbie meat processor can learn the basics without getting lost and the advanced processor can learn new tips and tricks and the science behind what they are doing.
What’s on our Mind?
I want to smoke a pork loin today with the Cyclops Greek Marinade and I did not start it last night. This is not technically a soluble seasoning so I put the amount I needed to inject in our Weston Pro Series Blender and let it run for a few minutes with no liquid. I then added the required liquid and let it run again to mix it all up and injected into my pork loin. Not sure if this will work with every seasoning but it might make injecting non-soluble seasonings an option.
We just got our new Grilleye Pro Plus in stock! This thing looks like it is going to be a lot of fun to use and I am testing it out this week. As soon as I have everything I need I will get a product review uploaded and released on youtube.
Just so you know, in case you were looking for it and couldn’t find it, the ingredients are listed on the products web page. Just scroll down and click the “Additional Info” tab and it will show up.
The W Summer (4550300082) might be the most mild of all the ones you listed. That doesn’t make it bad at all just a very mild flavor
Summer 107 (4550300032) Similar to H, contains mustard seed but I don’t think it is whole.
Summer Sausage Seasoning (4550300012) Very similar to the 107 in flavor, has whole mustard seed.
H - Summer (G4550300070) is our best selling Summer Sausage Seasoning, contains whole mustard seed. If you are looking for a peppery seasoning this is the best one to use for a base and add some black pepper. This would be the basic summer seasoning favored by most employees and customer.
Another option, if you are making 100 lb batches or don’t mind breaking down the seasoning into smaller batches, would be the Ton’s Summer Seasoning (4550806642) It has a very good flavor and is pretty peppery if I remember correctly, I pepper is listed higher in the ingredients list than any of the others… Of all of the basic Summer Sausage seasonings (excluding ones like Jalapeno and Habanero BBQ) this is the second best scoring one amongst employees.
@tincuptom i can only speak to the H summer sausage seasoning, but it has a lot better taste than the backwoods. Not a lot of pepper (you could add more I am sure) but it is a good solid flavor profile. I did not use the ECA for the tang, but plan on doing it this week in a batch. You can’t go wrong with the H seasoning!
I have been in search for a summer sausage seasoning with black pepper but couldn’t find one. I’m new at this so the H Summer Sausage is the only one I have used so I can’t give you any comparisons with the other 3, but you mentioned black pepper so thought I would share my first experience.
So I used Waltons H Summer Sausage and mixed in about a quarter cup of fine black pepper. I liked the results and several others did as well. It had a light pepper taste and I probably will add a little more in the next batch for a slightly stronger flavor. I used 25 lbs of venison and 4lbs of beef fat to keep it on the leaner side. Good luck, Bob
thanks. As it turned out I did use a pork butt, cost only $1.48/# on sale and pork fat appears to be running about 50 cents more. Pure fat is a lot harder to come by, guessing because there is just less of it – supply and demand. One recipe I was using called out pork fat and I directly substituted the ground pork butt and it tasted fine even at a 25% ratio. The other sausage experimental batch I made with 50% and it is even better. So, 50/50 is the future now. thanks for your input folks!
@Jeff-Allen While the 26 and 33 lb sausage stuffers absolutely will make 19mm snack sticks the reduced size of the piston on the 11 lb model does make it easier. I have made snack sticks with all of the sizes and especially when you are working by yourself the 11 lb is easier to do.