Weekly Blog Post - September Giveaway
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?
We have a few videos almost ready to release but as we are really concentrating on filming as much as the Meatgistics University videos as possible we will be slowly releasing these over the next month or so. Be patient with us as we promise to make the wait worth it. When we go live with Meatgistics University we will be releasing almost all of the entry-level “course” videos at once!
What Projects are we looking ahead at?
It’s been all about Meatgistic University here over the past few weeks and it will continue to be about that over the next month or so but we are also working on a Conversion Chart for our Cures like we did for our Seasonings. This Chart will give you the Cups, tbsp, and tspns of cure you need as well as how much water it needs to be mixed in. This was a lot more math than I was wanting to do but we heard from more than a few of our customers that it was needed so we have been putting it together.
What’s on our Mind?
We are what we eat! I was chatting with the Meatgistics user @Denny and he forwarded me an article about a University of Michigan study on the health benefits from eating bone marrow. It has been an interesting few years in the world of nutrition, we’ve seen the old food pyramid that a lot of us were raised with getting blown up and attitudes on fat and cholesterol becoming more positive. The one thing I don’t think anyone would argue with is that for most people a balanced diet is the way to go. I do a modified Keto diet where almost all of my Carbs are coming from Vegetables and some fruit, I’ve never felt healthier and my weight has been going the right way for months now.
Walton’s 42mm Sausage Linker is coming soon! This will be a larger version of our older linker and with the ability to easily tie sausages up to 1.6" this will make tying up your sausage, especially dry or slow cured sausage, a lot easier!
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Hey Jomathan, this is great news, look forward to seeing the new videos and I’m really liking the cure conversion chart, boy will that make everyone’s life better.
Once again, keep up the great work, I got some orders coming in as sausage making season draws close here in Connecticut.
Thanks Forkin Pork
Life member & SBJ KCBS
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Looking for it.
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My wife goes here we go again, that time of the year.
But I did tell her things are going to be different this year, as this year everything is coming from Walton’s.
She was surprised at my game changing plans, but did say she is really looking forward to see what I have in store for this year.
I’m looking to make things easier this year, and I have faith that Walton’s with bring it on!
@newbe … Afternoon… Keep the meat BELOW 40 degrees F… Bacteria is growing while the meat is warming up… then again when cooling down… The LAST thing you want or need is a batch of meat that has been warm for an hour or longer… One good way to do that is double bowl the meat… Ice in the larger bowl and the smaller bowl, with the meat in it, on ice… You don’t want your family to get food poisoning… Dave
I do it all the time. Still remember my mom saying it’s not a good idea. I’m sure if you are buying a nice steak and intend it eat it as a grilled T-bone you might notice some flesh cell break down (texture change). If you are going to use it in sausage you will not notice any difference. Made brats last night. Once frozen pork and elk. Refroze the brats. I do it time and time again.
Here is a link to a website that has a handy Excel spreadsheet. It is, as it says a free non-commercial site.
As for Waltons dropping the ball, I vote they are doing a great job.
I think for all of us there are general guidelines, but unless you have a temperature and humidity controlled environment, both for the preparation, cooking (if you cook them) smoking, hanging etc, the results are bound to vary from batch to batch.
Personally, I am searching how to get my home made smoked and dry cured pepperoni to the exact texture and firmness of Margarita pepperoni from the store.
Through trial and error I have the flavor where I want it, but not the texture or firmness. I know time, temperature and humidity are all crucial, but the best I can do is in the basement and then subject to the environment that is there.
I figure as long as I am not killing anyone or making anyone sick I am making progress. Thanks Waltons for all of the great information so far.
Having said that, it would be nice to have your chart in an Excel spreadsheet.
Thanks Jonathon! One question tho! You eluded to 178 being high for a temp! Don’t you guys recommend setting the temp at 175 during the final stage to completion to internal temp? Three degrees shouldn’t make that much difference should it??
Sounds reasonable. Thanks for your input. Pulling the meat at 152 will make a big difference I bet! Thanks again.