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by Darwin
Tue Sep 23, 2014 01:43
Forum: For beginners
Topic: New Bacon
Replies: 13
Views: 5312

Sad to see insults and politics brought into this...
by Darwin
Tue Sep 23, 2014 01:38
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Pre-tubed casings, good price?
Replies: 16
Views: 9149

There are plenty of Sprouts around here too. I didn't know the made sausage. I have been there once or twice, and it seems like a nice store. It's probably worthwhile to ask at any grocery or meat shop in your area that makes sausage if they'll sell you some casings. I bet most will. They make the ...
by Darwin
Tue Sep 23, 2014 00:47
Forum: For beginners
Topic: New Bacon
Replies: 13
Views: 5312

The packages are misleading, celery has naturally occurring nitrate and that is why they are using it.
Here is a link to an article on the subject. http://blogs.mcgill.ca/oss/2013/04/04/i ... red-meats/

The smart folks will be along shortly. :wink:
by Darwin
Mon Sep 22, 2014 19:46
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Garlic, the spice of Life!
Replies: 23
Views: 9081

Smoked onions or garlic are both fantastic mixed in with mashed potato. I also like both in a quesadilla with basil and grilled chicken. :mrgreen:
by Darwin
Mon Sep 22, 2014 00:17
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Summer Sausage casings?
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

I am leaning towards smaller chubs for my first try. Maybe try a few recipes in smaller amounts to try and find something I like. The only summer sausage I have ever tasted was the mass produced one sold during the winter holidays, I did not care for it. Thanks for the advise guys, it is greatly app...
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 20:55
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Summer Sausage casings?
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

I think stifolder is similar to summer sausage, there is a recipe here. http://www.wedlinydomowe.pl/en/viewtopic.php?t=6052&highlight=stifolder Thanks Gulyás! That looks a lot more interesting than summer sausage. With 4 days of smoking I think this one will have to wait for winter. Perfect! :wink:
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 18:21
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Garlic, the spice of Life!
Replies: 23
Views: 9081

I prefer to use fresh garlic in sausages and when cooking sauces. I do use the dried for rubs and such.
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 17:43
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Pre-tubed casings, good price?
Replies: 16
Views: 9149

Sprouts Farmers Market sells the pre-tubed casings if you ask at the meat counter. Not sure of the exact price, but each piece is just over $2. Looking at their locator map it seems they are growing quickly.
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 04:49
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [CAN] Kiełbasa Czosnkowa (garlic sausage)
Replies: 10
Views: 9284

Great looking sausage, congrats! I will add this one to my list. :wink:
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 04:44
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Chorizo (Mexican style)
Replies: 22
Views: 19285

Re: [USA] Chorizo (Mexican style)

For those of you who, like me, enjoy scrambled eggs with chorizo for breakfast but are appalled at the amount of fat in commercial products, here's a good Mexican-style chorizo. It's a fresh sausage. However, it's good smoked. (Make sure to add the optional cure if you smoke it.) Here's the recipe ...
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 03:59
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Summer Sausage casings?
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

Summer Sausage casings?

I have not made summer sausage before and I was thinking I should give it a try in the coming months. It looks like most folks use synthetic casings. I was thinking of using the 60mm x 16 in. collagen. Is this a good choice for me? Anything I should worry about or consider as I am not sure of which ...
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 03:47
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Beef Middles (60/65mm) Capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 6964

If you are still looking for size/weights information Butcher-Packer has 'stuffing weight' listed for the non animal casings. http://www.butcher-packer.com/index.php ... x&cPath=85
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 03:41
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Gumbo
Replies: 39
Views: 29980

el Ducko wrote:
As they say on the banks of Bayou Bartholomew, where I grew up, "You ain't from around heah, are yuh, Boy?" (...more of a statement than a question.)
:mrgreen:
Up north of Monroe near Bastrop?
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 02:07
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Prepackaged Spice Mix Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3670

Darwin, my maple breakfast sausage mix is from www.psseasoning.com It is #274. I do add slightly less than 1 Tbls. of cayenne pepper to a 10# batch, which is just the right amount of heat for my family. Which I guess you could say is my 'signature' touch. I have to say this is the bees knees for ma...
by Darwin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 01:56
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Spices
Replies: 5
Views: 4373

redzed wrote:In Canada there is a chain called Bulk barn. ...
I just looked them up, all are north of the border :cry:
They do have DILL PICKLE POPCORN SEASONING that I know a few friends would like. :mrgreen: I will make sure to stop by if I get up north.