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by Gray Goat
Sat Oct 04, 2014 00:05
Forum: Dry Cured Meats and Sausages
Topic: Pancetta question
Replies: 6
Views: 5595

Pancetta question

I have some fresh pork belly (never frozen) and was thinking about making some Pancetta. The recipes that I have looked at require cooking after curing and drying. Can I turn this in to a ready to eat product by extending the drying time ? If so, what percentage of weight loss would I need to achiev...
by Gray Goat
Thu Jun 19, 2014 01:28
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [Swiz] Swiss Kasewurst Sausage
Replies: 13
Views: 11482

Thanks for the recipe CW, I can't wait to give it a try.

I LOVE Emmenthaler cheese :mrgreen:
by Gray Goat
Fri May 23, 2014 02:10
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: I stole a new Bradley smoker
Replies: 13
Views: 10510

Nice score Red :grin:

How do you like the Cabela's pro 100 ?
by Gray Goat
Thu May 22, 2014 04:25
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 12921

Pet Food Recalls are Increasing As a pet owner, I`m sure you`re aware of the vast number of recalls occurring in the pet food industry. What many pet owners do not realize, however, is that pet foods are recalled for two reasons. Either something has been found that could harm pets, or much more com...
by Gray Goat
Mon May 19, 2014 23:07
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 12921

The "Raw meaty bone" diet supplemented with vegetables and oats is well known. Large dogs can chew animal bones, but chicken such as wings and necks work best for small dogs. We use it too, but we do not make a mix, we just defrost a neck or two in the fridge before giving it to our small dog, he d...
by Gray Goat
Mon May 19, 2014 22:39
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 12921

CW can comment on the fermenting process. Heck, my Shelties are just furry children. That's exactly WHY I feed them raw :grin: To some people this may indeed seem like a radical thing to do but I did my research before going in this direction. I also talked at great length to our Holistic vet who h...
by Gray Goat
Mon May 19, 2014 16:04
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 12921

The grinder handles it well but I do keep two blades
One for dog food and the other for sausage making.
I use the biggest plate I have which is 3/8
by Gray Goat
Mon May 19, 2014 05:25
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 12921

Tasso wrote:Raw feeding? Or do you cook it before you feed it to them? How do your poochies like it?
It is a raw diet and they love it. They are both in great health and full of energy :grin:
by Gray Goat
Mon May 19, 2014 02:20
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Something different
Replies: 17
Views: 12921

Something different

I have been working on this for a few years and I think I have it dialed in. 6lbs of ground beef http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab209/wayners692/BBQ/dogfood/DSC_0020.jpg 11lbs of BONE IN, skin on chicken thighs http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab209/wayners692/BBQ/dogfood/DSC_0021.jpg Finished...
by Gray Goat
Wed May 14, 2014 02:16
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: Bacon Cure Question
Replies: 31
Views: 21277

If your numbers are correct it should work fine. I prefer using percentages in recipes as it takes out any guess work.

Good luck and post some pics :grin:
by Gray Goat
Wed May 07, 2014 22:09
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bowl cutters
Replies: 2
Views: 3980

Will do CW, thanks :smile:
by Gray Goat
Tue May 06, 2014 22:46
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bowl cutters
Replies: 2
Views: 3980

Bowl cutters

Does anyone use a bowl cutter ? I want to get the pros and cons of this type of cutter verses a traditional grinder.
by Gray Goat
Fri Apr 11, 2014 04:00
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: Cured Smoked and Pulled
Replies: 6
Views: 5037

Now there's another great idea that I didn't think of :lol:

Pulled ham.....WOW! That looks delicious, nice job :grin:
by Gray Goat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 03:54
Forum: Sausages
Topic: SAUSAGE PHOTO GALLERY (Without Original Recipes)
Replies: 861
Views: 349353

I've made pork loin sausage ( kiełbasa polędwicowa )a few times. The 1950's Polish government recipe is here http://www.meatsandsausages.com/sausage-recipes/pork-loin-sausage Very much like Krakowska but made with cubed pork loin rather than ham. I add a small amount of garlic to it as well, being ...
by Gray Goat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 02:35
Forum: Sausages
Topic: SAUSAGE PHOTO GALLERY (Without Original Recipes)
Replies: 861
Views: 349353

I know this is an old post Red, but would you care to share the recipe ? Hey, I'd be happy to. but which recipe? :shock: :???: Sorry about that Red, things got moved around on me (at least that's my excuse :lol: ) You made a post of your sausage which contained pork loin and was very lean, but I ca...