Thanks for the info Jonathon. I’m not going to let the temp thing stand in my way. I do have the meater thermometer that I purchased from walton’s inc. I’ll just use the app on my iphone and adjust according to the reading of the ambient temp. While doing this I will just have to keep in mind that the temp can vary from what the unit is set on. It’s workable. I don’t want to give up getting a quality smoker just for this problem. I appreciate everyones patience. There may be times that someone is around and I can always ask but knowing what I am up against I can be prepared. Thanks again.
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I am truly touched by the reception of my podcast with Jonathan and Austin. Thanks to all. Not totally sure on how to post and all. I saw a message by Tex77 about the andouille and stuffing it into the casing. I use either the .5 inch or the .75 inch plate to grind the meat. If you perfer you can cube it into 1/4 inch cubes but that takes me for ever. I use larger than normal casing. I think like 42 milimeter casing and a Waltons 11 pound stuffer. I have no problem getting it stuffed and hung. Just working with the temps, smoke schedule, and taking notes to that when I get it right I can duplicate. Boston butt is relatively inexpenssive to experiment with. I’ll get it right one day. Again thanks to all for kind remarks on the podcast.
Well I received my PK100 yesterday. I am hel[ping my son move and won’t get to unpack and assemble for a week or 2. I am reading what ever I can from where ever I can to decide what will be the first thing I smoke. Being totally blind and all I chose the PK100. Every where on youtube I read about stick burnters. That isn’t an option for me since I can’t see to control the fire. Most say it’s the only way to go. I will either try pulled pork or brisket first. Can’t wait to contribute to the community.
. If you want more smoke get one of the amazin pellet smoker. or the firebox that is on Waltons inc. site. I have the masterbuilt 30 inch electric smoker and I also have the masterbuilt smoke generator. The generator is awesome liquid smoke could be changing your final product. The amazin pellet smoker is on the waltons inc site, at least I think it is. Just a metal tray with 3 or 4 troughs for the let pellets to follow. Trying to wait to afford the pk100. That’s my dream smoker.
RE: Green Onion Fresh Sausage
Green onion sausage. Here in south Louisiana, there is a store that sells a mix for green onion sausage. It calls for 25 pounds of meat but I use a bit more and use the entire pack with 20 pounds of meat. Email me ag [email protected], I can probably send you a pack
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I decided to change the name I post with. I was able to check in to the online give away last week. Totally ok with everyone knowing I am bling thus the new name no_eyes_processor. Next, snack sticks. I know John rathers a larger diameter snack stick. I rather the 16 mm it’s more like slim jims to me. I use a cabelas electric jerkey gun. Wish waltons inc had something like this but they don’t. The electric gun is able to stuff the smaller diameter snack stick. I also wanted to comment on snack stick curing. I am quite successful using the smaller casing. I start the smoker at around 120 and follow the smoke schedule Austin used in the snack stick youtube video. I keep tabs on mine since they are smaller and cook a bit faster. I use the sure gel and the encapsulated citriaccid. I don’t put a water pan in the smoker since the relative humidity in La. is always about 70 percent or higher. Sausage making and any kind of meat processing is my passion. Really excited about all of this and hope to have this posting thing figured out.
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Caught up on reading some of the posts. Burboun is usually my drink of choice. I decided on the pk100 and went to order it. It’s out of stock and won’t be back until January. I waited this long what’s a few more weeks. I figure my first love is smoking and I’ll let the bgqing to others. As said before I totally appreciate everyone helping in the group. This weekend it’s tamales and sausage making. The sausage will be green onion and the second kind will be pickled jalapenos with pepper jack cheese. The second is a big hit with my wife and my nephew. I am also wanting to smoke some chickens for the traditional Christmas Eve gumbo. Any ideas on time and temp? I always seem to take them out way to early and they are ok but could be better. Thanks again to all and here’s to hoping everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
RE: Pork butt stalled at 143
lkrfletcher I am by no means an expert. I would have bumped the temp on the pk100 to about 225. I’d spray the butts with apple juice after wrapping them in foil. I use the grill eye pro and set a target temp and drink beer or take a long nap. They should eventually be done and the closed foil with the apple juice will keep them from drying out.