13 Days of Christmas Sale and another Livestream
Weekly Blog Post - 13 Days of Christmas and another Livestream
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?
Walton’s 13 Days of Christmas Sale - Everything has been shot and we are close to having it all ready for release tomorrow! A new sale starts each day and goes from that day until the sale ends on December 17th. We put together some great sales for you guys this year so make sure you check it out and plan your orders accordingly. We had a lot of fun shooting this video and I think our Video Editor, a new person named Patrick, did a wonderful job. If you have noticed a slight increase in the quality of our editing and shooting he is the one to thank for that!
Meatgistics University Meat Processing Equipment 201: Injector Maintenance This video will hopefully be ready for release by Friday. We are going to go over how to properly disassemble, clean and reassemble the Walton’s Automatic Syringe Injector. These are great pieces of equipment but it is easy to either not put it back together properly or if you don’t clean it properly it will clog up.
What Projects are we looking ahead at?
We are going to really focus on Meatgistics University more so that we can get a few of the 201, 202, etc., classes released before the end of the year! So, if you don’t you BRING HOME THE BACON you can make some at your home! We will also get to make some fun new products so we are going to be KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. We are going to continue making these and releasing them as they are ready so we don’t end up PUTTING ALL OF OUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET.
What’s on our Mind?
This past weekend I came in an made some Bratwurst our of Hawiian Sausage Seasoning and Salsa Brat Seasoning. The Hawaiian I made out of pork butt and it was very good, it had a mild taste and on the package, it said to add 1 - 15 oz can of diced pineapple if desired. If you are looking for a strong pineapple taste then I would recommend it. If you don’t you will have a very well balanced Brat with a nice hint of sweetness. For the Salsa Brat I made some out of pork and some out of chicken. The chicken ones I used 2 packages of thighs and one package of breasts, I then added Cold Phosghate and Carrot Fiber to prevent them from being dry. I also added fresh Cilantro to both the chicken and the pork as it was not listed in the ingredients and I love salsa with cilantro! Both the chicken and the pork were delicious in my mind, I really like the flavor and I think it works very well with either meat.
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I’ve been losing sleep and dreaming of sausage making in anticipation of my latest order. Darn you. Cured sausages are my next goal…and obsession.
@Joe-Hell We are going to be getting into this more as well. We have everything we need to do more of it, what we lack though is the patience! We made Some Italian Wine Salami and Chorizo a while back and I think we let it hang for 6 weeks, that was difficult for me to handle, I very much wanted to get into them early!
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@jonathon Patience is something I have little time for. lol
@papasop I have a response from the manufacturer…
They said that they designed the mixer in a way that it would not need to run in reverse for a long time. It should mix efficiently enough in one direction and it was designed to mix in just 1 direction. So, using the grinder in any scenario (grinding or mixing) you should limit the reverse time to approximately 5 seconds at one time.
My own opinion on the mixing is that I wouldn’t mix in just 1 direction though. I think there is still a benefit to going in reverse, even if temporarily, so I think my course of action for the future will probably be to mix 90% of the time in 1 direction, but still do the reverse in the 5 second interval. Probably something like 30 to 60 seconds forward, 5 seconds backward, then another 30 to 60 forward, etc… I think that would get enough benefit of a direction mix cycle, but still limit the reverse action as much as possible.
@jonathon Moscow Mules!! I’m sold. Will It BBQ is on the way soon for sure!
@alan Lol, I’m an idiot, just the other day I said that I am fully capable of thinking one thing and typing something else! Getting information from an old timer is usually a great way to go! Glad you got it worked out though! Send pictures of them!
@Danbow Back when I was in customer service I know I talked to someone who either said his wife did it exactly how you are explaining it or I talked to the woman who did it, I wonder if I was talking to either you or your wife?!
Wrapping it in foil would keep more moisture in the product, same basic process that some people do when they are smoking ribs. I can absolutely see how this would work and I think the way she is doing it, without a casing, would be more effective when wrapping it in foil. I don’t think you’ll ever convert me from using a casing but we might be making some updates here and when we do I might have access to an oven and will give this a try!
Lol, no rice in Andoullie. You are thinking of Boudin.
I spoke to an Old Timer Cajun down here and he said, after you cure your meat for 24 hours, spray and moisten the meat just before stuffing it. If the stuffing is too dry, the meat will shrink when smoked and it will make voids between the stuffing and casing.
The recipe I use is hundred plus years ago and I added some modern safeguards and seasonings. By the way, I use Boston Butt & Cushion Meat, in lieu of the hogs head and neck.
The Smoke Houses are selling it for over $10 a pound here and I can make it for $1.30.
LaPlace, LA is, The Andoullie Capital of the World!
@jonathon Thank you for your quick and detailed response. It is greatly appreciated. Just another reason why Walton’s is the best. For some reason, I thought that you needed to soak the collagen before loading it on the stuffing horn. Thanks for the correction there.