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.
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!
@jonathon Patience is something I have little time for. lol
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.