Golf ball deer skinning
Tomg last edited by
Has anyone here tried this? I saw it last year on YouTube, looks legit, just have not personally tried it yet and was curious if you had.
It sounds pretty cool, but I haven’t tried it before.
Hopefully someone else will be able to chime in with some more experience with it.
BrianB last edited by
We used a baseball to do it. It works great if you have the setup.
Kerry last edited by
works great when they are freshly killed-if you let them cool off much and stiffen up be cautious of tearing them in two pieces (I learned the hard way)
Tomg last edited by
I wasn’t successful on deer this year but me & a buddy went to WY cantelope hunting, both got 2 does each and we tried the golf ball skinning method, was quite impressed I must say.
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?