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by Blackriver
Sun Mar 11, 2012 14:18
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: How long is cure good for?
Replies: 12
Views: 11731

Ok one more question about shelf life. I have some powder dextrose and corn syrup solids I bought in 2008 are they still good? They are from the sausage maker and are in plastic jugs?
by Blackriver
Thu Mar 08, 2012 16:14
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My favorite stuffer
Replies: 85
Views: 56744

I have had a 5lb stuffer for about 4 years now and it has plastic gears. I have never had a problem with plastic gears and completely agree with Chuckwagon. I tied some butcher string around the top where it bottoms out. It helps me as a guide
by Blackriver
Mon Mar 05, 2012 00:54
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Use of mineral oil on hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 4909

I just picked up some mineral oil from Walgreens for my grinder head, ginder plates, and knifes. I just want to make sure I got the right stuff, it says it is tasteless, odorless, and colorless. It also says it is a intestinal lubricant or laxative. Can someone let me know if I am right.
by Blackriver
Sun Mar 04, 2012 02:29
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Post Your Photo Here-Let's Become Acquainted
Replies: 214
Views: 112641

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc457/blackriver12/IMG_9866_edited-1.jpg Hi everyone I have been on the forum for about a year now and have learned so much! I have been working as a Electrician for about 15 years now. I love to hunt, fish, bike, camp, make sausage, BBQ, and spend time with my f...
by Blackriver
Mon Feb 27, 2012 02:48
Forum: Fishes
Topic: Sunday Nascar Salmon Platter
Replies: 8
Views: 6420

Love it! You are very creative! It looks delicious!
by Blackriver
Fri Feb 24, 2012 19:18
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Best pork trim for brats
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Thanks for the reply guys. I think I will get the 70/30
by Blackriver
Fri Feb 24, 2012 19:17
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: How long is cure good for?
Replies: 12
Views: 11731

How long is cure good for?

I bought a large jug of insta cure #1 in 2008. I was wondering how long the cure is good for? Does cure ever go bad?
by Blackriver
Fri Feb 24, 2012 16:15
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Meat Grinders
Replies: 14
Views: 6217

You know I have had the exact problem with my manual #12 Chop rite grinder. I had the most problems with beef. I cut the meat across the grain and into small chunks. It was a lot of work but it worked well and eliminated the problem. On the second grind try to put just a little meat in at a time. It...
by Blackriver
Thu Feb 23, 2012 21:16
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Best pork trim for brats
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Best pork trim for brats

I want to buy pork trim, I have to choose between a box that is 50 percent fat and the other box is 30 percent fat. What is the best for making brats for grilling?
by Blackriver
Tue Feb 21, 2012 02:29
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Electric meat grinders?
Replies: 8
Views: 5125

Tom I just went through the same thing you are. I ended up getting the Tor rey 3/4 horse meat grinder. I looked at a #22 Lem(which is a nice unit.) It has a 2.25 inch neck to feed the meat down. The Tor rey has the same size neck. Grinding speed is very comparable. I called a online dealer who sells...
by Blackriver
Mon Feb 20, 2012 00:07
Forum: Venison and Other Game
Topic: Best meat to add to venison for burger?
Replies: 15
Views: 14363

Best meat to add to venison for burger?

I am going to grind some venison scraps for burger. I have never done this before. What is the best meat to use for the added fat needed for good burger? I like to make hamburgers on the grill and I like a good juicy burger. How many grinds and what size plates should I use? Thanks
by Blackriver
Sun Feb 19, 2012 14:20
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Sausage "Chatter"
Replies: 327
Views: 109745

Store bought pepperoni and Salami?

Is pepperoni and Salami you buy in the store cooked then dried? Do they use a culture like a F-LC starter culture, ferment for for 24 hours, then cook to a desired internal temp, then tranfer the sausages to a drying chamber to get the desired weight loss?
by Blackriver
Fri Feb 17, 2012 01:32
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Scale recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 2666

This is the one I have and I like it very much. It is a Oxo scale.

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Stainle ... 489&sr=8-1
by Blackriver
Fri Feb 17, 2012 00:58
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Meat Grinders
Replies: 14
Views: 6217

I agree with Ross the sharper the knife and plate the better the grind. I have used a manual #10 for 3 years and have made some good sausage. I think the electric would be better than the manual as long as the knifes and plates are sharp, mainly because it is faster. Unless you are doing larger batc...
by Blackriver
Wed Feb 15, 2012 19:20
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] "Bronsonville Jots"
Replies: 12
Views: 8178

Could I mix the Karo corn syrup with the water in a blender so I have even distubution thoughout the meat?