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by mking5
Mon Sep 12, 2011 00:00
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: 'cooking sausage'
Replies: 3
Views: 3036

thanks Dave. I'll give it a try with the oven. Temperature control is a real concern with my smoker. I haven't used it that much and was never ally concerned about the temp when I used it before.
by mking5
Sun Sep 11, 2011 21:03
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: 'cooking sausage'
Replies: 3
Views: 3036

'cooking sausage'

I am planning on attempting to make some summer sausage. This will be my first attempt at making sausage that has to be cooked or smoked. The instructions I have say to cook the sausage in the oven at 170 degrees for 7 hours. Aside friom the obvious, what are the differences between using a smoker o...
by mking5
Tue Apr 26, 2011 20:54
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: a very unpleasant experience.
Replies: 13
Views: 8071

I also emailed LEM to ask them what was going on and have not heard anything yet. Whatever happened to customer service? :sad:
by mking5
Fri Apr 22, 2011 17:43
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: a very unpleasant experience.
Replies: 13
Views: 8071

thanks JeBrear
by mking5
Fri Apr 22, 2011 15:22
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: a very unpleasant experience.
Replies: 13
Views: 8071

I also noticed when I finished stuffing the casings and disassembled the grinder for cleaning that there was some greyish colored mush where the auger housing attaches to the main grinder motor. I'm guessing this was just some meat that squished out of the grinder housing? Anyone ever experience this?
by mking5
Fri Apr 22, 2011 15:13
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: a very unpleasant experience.
Replies: 13
Views: 8071

Thanks for all of the info. Very helpful. JerBear, the problem I had with the collagen casings was that I couldn't twist it into links.
by mking5
Thu Apr 21, 2011 19:56
Forum: For beginners
Topic: stuffing tubes.
Replies: 14
Views: 8574

stuffing tubes.

What kind of stuffing tubes are the best? Plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, straight, tapered? I used a tapered plastic tube last week making some hot italian sausage and had a very hard time getting the hog casing onto the tube.
by mking5
Thu Apr 21, 2011 19:31
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: a very unpleasant experience.
Replies: 13
Views: 8071

a very unpleasant experience.

Last night I spent about an hour stuffing 10 pounds of sausage into very small breakfast size collagen casings using my LEM #5 grinder. I will never do this again until I purchase a stuffer. I got the job done but it was a painful experience. And those collagen casings..... never again. Has anyone e...
by mking5
Tue Apr 19, 2011 19:27
Forum: For beginners
Topic: grinder plates
Replies: 11
Views: 7810

ok. tks.
by mking5
Tue Apr 19, 2011 19:10
Forum: For beginners
Topic: grinder plates
Replies: 11
Views: 7810

grinder plates

Is there a front and back to the grinder plates that the knife rests against?
by mking5
Sun Apr 17, 2011 18:25
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: drying sausage
Replies: 5
Views: 3604

drying sausage

Is 'drying' sausage after stuffing into casings (hanging in open air) a necessary step for all types of sausages or is this just for sausage that is going to be smoked??.