@raider2119 I saw austins response but I did think it was much better without the smoke. However, there is no arguing that like austin said, neither of us are whiskey guys. We talked about doing a porter or stout next just to see if we can’t have adding smoke flavor to a drink work!
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Im originally from upstate New York and before I worked here I never did a homemade Sausage or anything. Now I love processing and the satisfaction that comes from eating a well made homemade Snack Stick, Summer Sausage, Bratwurst, etc.
I try to eat healthy and we will do some posts about healthy options here but I am not a fanatic about it, what is the use of eating healthy if you can't occasionally eat 1 or 2 Brats, okay fine 4 or 5!!?
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RE: Whiskey! Will it BBQ?
Whiskey! Will it BBQ?
Will it BBQ? Whiskey!
In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are Smoking Whiskey and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!!
InstructionsPour the desired amount of whiskey into a foil pan and place in the smoker. Since this is a liquid we want to cold smoke it so we have minimal evaporation. To do that we used our Amaze-N-Tube Smoker filled it with apple wood pellets with our Weston 36 in Vertical smoker. We left it in there for 30 minutes with the dampers 1/4 open.
So, Will it BBQ?
Listen, to be honest with you whiskey isn’t really either one of our drinks, we are beer guys so the expectations were a little low going into this. However even low expectations couldn’t prepare us for how bad this was! Just watch the video to see exactly how little we liked this! This was a NO will not BBQ! As a control we did take a drink of the Whiskey without smoking it and it was much better in my opinion!
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RE: Is this encapsulated Acid?
@Darren8167 Smooth Acid does have encapsulated citric acid in it, as well as some lactic acid and other ingredients. However, while it will work for your purposes, it will not have as much tang as regular Encapsulated Citric Acid. As the name implies Smooth Acid is designed to impart a smoother taste.
RE: How To Make A Juicy Homemade Turkey Bratwurst
@skipdiggidy The recommended usage for Carrot Fiber is 4 oz to 25 lb of meat. If you are selling your product then there are some restrictions as to how much you can use. If you are making this product for yourself and your friends then there really is no restriction on how much you could use. I have doubled that and added half again as much water and had no issues. Carrot Fiber holds 26 times it’s weight in water so adding even more water really shouldn’t be a concern. If you add more than the recommended amount and extra water and they turn out juicy make sure you take pics and post them!
Check out this post https://meatgistics.waltonsinc.com/topic/393/how-to-make-juicier-chicken-brats for more information on using just carrot fiber to make a juicier product.
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How To Make A Juicy Homemade Turkey Bratwurst
How To Make A Juicy Homemade Turkey Bratwurst
Learn if cold phosphate will help us make a juicy low fat bratwurst with Walton's and Meatgistics. Watch the video, read the guide, and then post your questions or comments below.
Can I use Cold Phosphate to make a juicy low fat brat?
We have done a few videos showing you how to prepare a Turkey a few different ways for your holiday meal. That got me thinking about using Turkey to make other products so we are going to do some Turkey Brats. At 9 grams of fat per 4 oz of meat turkey is going to have a fat content that is just slightly higher than chicken but lower than ground beef, so we are going to try to make a juicy product without adding any additional fat to it. If you wanted to add pork fat to your bratwurst or sausage you absolutely could do that.
Now, instead of buying another turkey and processing it I just went to the store and bought 10 lb of already ground turkey. This is something you can do at home as well with pork or beef or chicken if you don’t want to grind your own product at home. Since we are making bratwursts with this and we don’t need protein extraction we can take it right out of the package and begin mixing in our seasonings and additives.
Choosing your seasoning when making a low fat product is important. Fat acts as a vehicle for the seasoning, it helps coat your mouth and tongue and lets the seasoning linger and increases the taste. So you need to choose something with a fairly strong taste and I like to add a little more seasoning that I normally would if I was making a product with a higher fat content. For this one I am going with Supreme Pizza Brat seasoning and I am going to add Hi temp cheese. The last time we tried something like this we used chicken and added lots of carrot fiber and extra water. This time we are going to follow a similar recipe but we are going to add cold phosphate as well to see if that will help it retain even more moisture like it did in the smoked and cured Turkey that we just made.
So all in all I am using 5 lb of store bought ground turkey, 1/4 a package of Supreme Pizza Brat (a full package would normally season 25 lb of meat) 1/4 a package of carrot fiber and 0.4 oz of cold phosphate. Now, for a 25 lb batch of regular brats we recommend 12 oz of cold water, since I am using 5 lb of turkey I should use about 2.7 oz of water but since I am using both carrot fiber and cold phosphate I am going to double that and use 4.5 oz of water.
So I have mixed in the seasoning, water cold phosphate and carrot fiber and have made sure that is evenly dispersed, lastly I mixed in the cheese and now we are going to mix in the cheese and go to stuffing.
I am going to stuff these into Natural Sheep Casings, normally I like to use collagen casings but I am going to use our Walton’s Manual Sausage linker on these and that works best with Natural Casings. To prepare the casings I have let them soak in water and rinsed in the inside of the casings as well. The best way to do this is to turn on a faucet to just above a trickle and hold the end of one of the sheep casings underneath that. The water will find its way in there and down through the casing, much easier than trying to hold the end of a small sheep casing open.
As I pack my cannister I am making sure that I am not leaving any air pockets here so I am filling it at alternating angles, from left to right and then from right to left and packing it down with my fist. Of course I have lubricated the top of the cannister with white oil to make sure this gasket is working properly.
Since it is poultry I cooked them until an internal temperature of 165°, undercooked poultry is nothing to mess around with so be sure to get them all up to 165°. Adding the cold phosphate and the carrot fiber did a great job in helping this product retain more moisture and seem much juicer, from now on I will be adding cold phosphate to any poultry or low fat product I make!
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How To Make Homemade Dessert Turkey
Learn how to make a delicious Dessert Turkey that will really impress your guests. After eating it though I don't think you would have any problem serving this as your main Turkey at a holiday meal!
15 lb Turkey
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
5 Granny Smith Apple
Cinnamon Toast Shake
Soluble Apple Cinnamon
InstructionsFirst we want to prepare the injection for our turkey. You can use either tap or distilled water but if you are using tap water it's not a bad idea to let it sit in an uncovered container overnight to let any chlorine or other chemicals evaporate out. The entire package of apple cinnamon soluble seasoning is just over 2.3 lb and is dissolved in a gallon of water for a 10% pump, so since a gallon weighs 8 lb and the seasoning is 2 that means this whole bag would be enough for a 100 lb of turkey. Since our Turkey weighs 15 lb we really only need 1.5 lb of the injection however we recommend you make more than what you need so we are going to double that and use whatever is left over as our base to marinate it overnight. We are going to use 3 lb of water and .87 lb of seasoning plus 2.4 oz Cold Phosphate (which helps increase water holding capacity to increase the juiciness of our smoked turkey), this will be just over double what we need. After we are done injecting we should have about 1.5 lb of our injection left so we will just add another 1.5 lb (or whatever we have left) of water to that to create our 50% strength cover solution.
We recommend doing an 8 point injection, with 4 injection points on each half of the turkey. Start with the turkey lying flat on a counter or cutting board and on its back with the bottom facing you. Your first injection will be in the middle of the breast and angled down towards the top of the turkey (repeat this injection on the other breast). Injection number 2 will be parallel to the counter, through the middle of the breast, towards the top of the turkey (repeat on both sides of the turkey breast). The third and fourth injection points will be into the drumstick and leg, and then inject into the thigh muscle (again repeat to inject both halves of the turkey). That gives us 4 injection points on each side of the turkey, for 8 total injection points. Since this Turkey was 15 lb we want it to weigh at least 16.5 lb after injecting, thus hitting our 10% pump goal.
The turkey marinated overnight and we added our stuffing to it. To make the stuffing we skinned and diced up 5 apples, softened a 1/2 stick of butter and added 3 cups of unseasoned breadcrumbs. Then we mixed it all together to make sure the butter was holding everything together. We stuffed the cavity of the turkey with that and now we are going to rub it with Cinnamon Toast Shake.
We are going to rub it on both above and below the skin. If you have never rubbed under the skin of a turkey before you need to loosen the skin first. You can start at the neck or the cavity side, just start working your fingers between the skin and the meat until the skin begins to pull away. Be careful not to break the skin and make sure you separate all the skin around the breast. Now rub it under the skin with Cinnamon Toast Shake seasoning, and then coat the entire outside of the skin and you are ready to cook!
Thermal Processing & Smoking
Stage 1 - 120° F for 30 minutes
Stage 2 - 135° F for 2.5 hours
Stage 3 - 160° F for 30 minutes
Stage 3 - 190° F until internal meat temp of 165°
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