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by el Ducko
Wed Feb 03, 2016 15:02
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Natural drying observation
Replies: 9
Views: 4399

Confessions are good I think. Some anyway. Have you made any where the mold looked like a tie - dyed t-shirt at Woodstock? I have so I got that going for me I guess. But seriously, it seems harder and harder to grow any "colorful" molds. I was chastised and accused of having some agenda a while bac...
by el Ducko
Wed Feb 03, 2016 05:00
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Natural drying observation
Replies: 9
Views: 4399

...My biggest problem at first was wild molds. And the swamp has many of them but thanks to a customer and friend who is a retired microbiologist my fears of "off color" molds were soon put to rest. But with time, my "closed system" aka my barn is full of white mold - white swamp mold for sure. It ...
by el Ducko
Mon Feb 01, 2016 20:53
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Natural drying observation
Replies: 9
Views: 4399

Now it's clear as mud, I bet

What`s happening is that, when the sun comes out, water evaporates, driven by the sun`s heat. Also, the plants give off more water during the day than the night, due to their photosynthesis activity. As I recall from my South Georgia pulp & paper days, maybe those gigantic mosquitoes of yours stir i...
by el Ducko
Mon Feb 01, 2016 01:44
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Chorizo disaster...ughhh!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5839

Regarding Harleykids' chorizo with the discoloration ring- - I'm just guessing, but I recall making naturally-fermented summer sausage a while back that had a similar problem. I had stuffed the things by hand with a wide mouth funnel rather than using my sausage stuffer with a large tube. The result...
by el Ducko
Sat Sep 12, 2015 03:22
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Ladies Aids
Replies: 19
Views: 15270

I confess- - I bought both of mine based on price. One was a $100 Kitchener #22 from Northern Hydraulics, where I had a store credit and a discount coupon. The other was a small "Open Country" #10 grinder from WalMart that was being closed out. I'm happy with the Kitchener. The other one is just too...
by el Ducko
Fri Sep 11, 2015 23:11
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Old Ladies Aids
Replies: 19
Views: 15270

Hey, Chef- - if you are going to Cabella's for that grinder, give me a shout. We live about 15 miles from the Buda, TX, location. You can come up through Luling (stopping at City Market for brisket) and go back via Lockhart (Black's or Smitty's for more brisket), or come up 290 and detour through El...
by el Ducko
Fri Jun 26, 2015 16:20
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: gas valve question
Replies: 16
Views: 11034

My concern is that you must have some sort of pilot light or your valve will shut off, the flame will go out, and then when the controller calls for more heat and opens the valve, BANG! ...although you could rig up a small bypass with a manual control valve, so that the gas flow is reduced but never...
by el Ducko
Fri Jun 26, 2015 16:10
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: smoke pipe question
Replies: 7
Views: 5193

Re: smoke pipe question

hey everyone i have a question about my smoke pipe going into my smoke house. the pipe i have is a 6 inch inside diameter duct pipe and heats the smoke house great but preety much only in the middle which is fine for a little batch but when the smoke house is full i want even heat in the back and i...
by el Ducko
Thu Apr 16, 2015 03:54
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: [USA] Makin' Bacon
Replies: 137
Views: 131347

Nitrite in "Sons of Bees" Bacon Recipe

Thanks for the link, "Bob K". Let`s have a look at what it says about the bacon recipe. It's always good to be cautious. LIMITS: Page 28 (page 33 of PDF) Pumped and/or Massaged Bacon (rind-off): An amount of 120 ppm sodium nitrite (or 148 ppm potassium nitrite), ingoing, is required in pumped and/or...
by el Ducko
Mon Apr 13, 2015 19:06
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: [USA] Makin' Bacon
Replies: 137
Views: 131347

RedZed, I saw your "correction" to Rytek Kutas` "Sons of Bees" bacon recipe (worked over by Chuckwagon, Dave Zack, and others) at http://wedlinydomowe.pl/en/viewtopic.php?t=4979 which was annotated as follows: Note by Moderator: This recipe for a 25lb batch of smoked bacon calls for 1/4 cup of cure ...
by el Ducko
Mon Apr 13, 2015 17:00
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Cornucopia
Replies: 6
Views: 4681

Hey, Phil, Here's what you and Marilyn just missed on your Texas trip last year. This is our front yard. Great year for bluebonnets. Come back soon. It's always sausage and BBQ season here. el Ducko Chief Waterfowl Officer SausagesWest.com http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q563/erlwebmail/Front_Ya...
by el Ducko
Fri Mar 06, 2015 01:40
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Happy birthday!
Replies: 127
Views: 71655

Happy belated birthday, Phil. Come back and see us again this year. We need to talk Umai.
Russ & Betsy :mrgreen:

el Ducko
Chief Waterfowl Officer
SausagesWest.com
by el Ducko
Thu Dec 11, 2014 22:15
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Happy birthday!
Replies: 127
Views: 71655

Happy birthday Bubba! And happy birthday to El Ducko too! Although we haven't heard from him in a long time, I hope he is enjoying his day. I miss his witty banter. Would be nice if he could pop in sometime just to say hello. Have a lovely day both of you. Ursula Thanks (sniff!) for the sentiment, ...
by el Ducko
Wed Nov 19, 2014 18:55
Forum: Offal products
Topic: [USA] Chicken Liver Pate'
Replies: 16
Views: 14769

Ross, Beloved Spouse and I were watching Dancing With the Stars last night, and it dawned on me- - maybe you should be awarded the "Coveted Liver Bowl Trophy."
Duk
:mrgreen:
by el Ducko
Tue Oct 28, 2014 19:31
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: "Disclaimer Container" - Where Did My Post Go?
Replies: 325
Views: 96784

My sincere thanks to nearly all of the WD forum members, and especially RedZed, for responding in gentlemanly manner. Those others who didn`t- - back off and be civil, or I`ll send CW after ya with... (uh... oops. ...fergot where I was.) By gentlemanly, I refer to such posts as I'm sure that they wi...