August Sales/Giveaway, Bacon Jerky and Hi-Temp Cheese
Weekly Blog Post - August Sales/Giveaway, Bacon Jerky & Instagram
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?
Hi-Temp Cheese - We are releasing a new video on our cheeses with information on why you should use it vs regular cheese, what flavors we have available and what combos go well with particular flavors. It should be a useful video for anyone looking to add some extra taste to a brat, summer sausage or snack stick!
Bacon Jerky - Everyone loves Bacon and everyone loves Jerky right? Well at least everyone who is reading this blog probably does. So we are going to be making some bacon and then reseasoning it and dehydrating it for some Bacon Jerky!
What Projects are we looking ahead at?
We are getting ready to film our August Giveaway & Sales Video and this is a big one! The giveaway will appeal to almost anyone and the sales this month are some of the biggest we have done so far this year so definitely watch for that video to come out at the beginning of the Month.
What’s on our Mind?
Is Bratwurst the perfect food? I just made 18 lb of brats to bring to a weekend camp vacation. We ate them the first night as dinner and since I made them, they were phenomenal. I made 6 lb each of Inferno Hot Bratwurst Seasoning, Philly Cheese Steak Bratwurst Seasoning and Supreme Pizza Bratwurst so there was something for everyone. We ended up not being able to figure out where we wanted to eat lunch the next day so I suggested leftover bratwurst. So we had them for lunch and even unheated the next day with and without buns they were still great. Then, that night the boat had some issues with the dock at the restaurant we were going to eat at so it was back to the camp for Bratwurst again! All in all 3 of us (my wife is a vegetarian) ate 36 brats over the course of three meals and they never disappointed!
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I believe the recommended curing time is 12 hours but can I go less than that? I was expecting my order to be here tonight and it won’t be here till tomorrow morning now.
I was going to mix up my batch of jerky tonight but will have to do it tomorrow on my lunch break. Just wondering if tomorrow evening would be long enough to let the meat cure.
Your recipe calls for 1. Sure Cure, 2. Sure Gel Meat Binder, and 3. Smoked Meat Stabilizer. I have all but the Sure Gel Meat Binder. Can I get by without using this? Second question- Is Excalibur’s Cure Excellerator the same as Sure Cure?
@andyman Great question, Carrot Fiber holds up to 26 times its weight in water, and while the 80 oz is still well inside that I have never done that before. I max out (even with Carrot Fiber) at 64 oz which is 2 qts. My only fear with doing 80 is that it might take a lot longer to cook as it will have more water content that will be trying to evaporate. Most of that water should be bound up in the carrot fiber though so it wouldn’t really be available to be cooked out. Hmmm, my recommendation, to be safe is to stick with 64 oz of water.
Now, as to should you add more seasoning, some people will taste the difference if you did not add additional seasonings and some (most) will not. Your water and your seasoning is technically part of your meat block (anyone who is reading this who doesn’t consider this don’t worry!) so adjusting your meat block to include your water is sometimes done. If you do decide to add more spices or seasonings I would add aromatics and things like Rosemary and Basil, don’t add more salt as that is formulated specifically for the meat block.
Hope this helps and if you do decide to go with 80 oz of water then I would be very interested in the results!
i use denuded round. higher cost, less waste, cleaner eating
@jonathon I enjoyed this line of questions and comments, it made me think. Here is my related question: Assume I use 25 lbs. of meat to make summer sausage and add one package, 4 oz., of Carrot Fiber and 80 oz. of water. The ratio is 20 times the weight of water to the weight of CF. In other words, I am adding 5 lbs. 4 oz. of water/CF paste to my meat dough. Should I adjust the amount of salt and spices, I add to the dough? I am concerned that the flavor will be weaker if I don’t add spices for the new total, 30 lbs. curious as to what y’all thinking.