October Giveaway,Country Brown Sugar Cure & Vegan Burgers
Weekly Blog Post - October Giveaway,Country Brown Sugar Cure & Vegan Burgers
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?
All of the Meatgistics University Videos initial classes. We are calling these our 10(x) classes, so Meat Processing Equipment 101 - Meat Grinders, will be a class. All of these should be done and ready for release by next Friday, October 12th. We are really hoping you guys like these and get some use out of them, we have been working on them to a greater or lesser extent all year!
What Projects are we looking ahead at?
We have some interesting, or nasty depending on your point of view, Will it BBQs coming up. I don’t want to spoil it but this has taken a turn for the exotic here so there should be some cool ones coming up.
What’s on our Mind?
I was in Vancouver BC this past weekend with my wife and first of all, let me say what a beautiful city that is. If you haven’t been and enjoy nature (especially enormous trees and the ocean) I highly recommend it. Anyway, while I am proud to say my wife is no longer fully vegetarian I knew we weren’t going to get out of there without eating at some “nonsense” trendy vegetarian eatery. So, I jumped on the grenade chose a place that specialized in Vegan and Vegetarian “Burgers”. Somewhat surprisingly, it was probably the best meal we have while we were up there! This place (MeeT in Gastown) was a credit to creative cooking, they used interesting ingredients and everything from our burgers & fries to our salads were delicious. Plus, they were incredibly friendly
MW102 Temp and pH Meter with MA920B pH Electrode allows you to measure the pH (potential of Hydrogen) in your meat for a relatively reasonable price for even the heavy home user (looking at you @parksider ! ) Changes in pH can be a major factor in shelf stability and life of your meat snacks like Summer Sausage or Snack Sticks.
Wow! That sounds pretty cool! I’ve never really relied on our product being shelf stable we’ve always refrigerated it other than throwing some sticks in a bag for a hunt or tailgate party. This may launch us into retail! Getting ready to install the walkin cooler, concrete gets poured tomorrow
Any idea of brand on the “brown” ones? I used to be able to buy them from my local butcher but he has since stopped selling them. Or where to purchase?
@ramt600 I had the same thing happen with the reddish ones also and the brown ones worked the best so, I just stopped using the red casings.
Another way is with a digital gram scale. 1 ounce = 28 grams. 6 oz = 168 grams. 168 ÷ 100 = 1.68 grams per pound.
You will need to inject the hams first. After injecting, then take any leftover brine, and put that with the hams into a tumbler. Then, tumble for 2-3 hours. Hold it overnight in a cooler, and then smoke it the next day!
Thank you Austin, looking forward to try it with my new vacuum tumbler! As the tumbler does not allow for 24 hours of tumble ( dial cannot be set longer than one hour )what is recommended for doing a ham?
If the usage is 6 oz per 100 lb of meat, to recalculate for another batch size, simply divide the additive weight by the meat block weight (6/100) and that equals how much to use per lb of meat (which is 0.06 oz per lb). You can then take the 0.06 oz and multiple that by however many pounds of meat you are making, so if that is 5 lb, then you end up needing 0.3 oz per 5 lb of meat.