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
Last night I went through the cleaning procedure and I couldn’t be happier with the ease of the process. Remove grates, scrape the heat shield with a metal spatula and vacuum the ashes and debris underneath. It only took a few minutes and there was an astonishingly small amount of ash. After two weeks of almost daily grilling and going through 20 lbs or more of pellets the total accumulation was around one cup of ash. The pellets burn so efficiently that there is little to no residual.
@Jonathon I have used them many times and I’ve always noticed a distinct cedar character although that depends on the temps you are cooking at. To get the most of it I will soak in water for a bit and cook over pretty high temps…the wood should scorch and smolder a little bit. I’ve had a few catch on fire. lol.
When it came to cooking on the Pit Boss I wanted as low and slow as I could get away with. Due to the the size of the fish I figured the cedar would shield against any hot spots I might have and slow down the cooking process as much as possible. I doubt there was much if any of the cedar that was picked up by the salmon although I didn’t eat much of the side that was resting on the plank. The pellets I was using were apple.
@Joe-Hell Do you often cook on planks? I have tried it a time or two and never noticed a difference. Is it only supposed to be used for heat shielding?