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by Darthfrog
Fri Oct 26, 2012 20:13
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Offal And Mushrooms
Replies: 7
Views: 3455

Oh my, Cream of Chanterelle soup on the hoof! Yum! I've only found chanterelles once here in the Lower Mainland. But that soup was one of the best things I've ever eaten.

I'm jealous.

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Cheers,
Rob
by Darthfrog
Fri Oct 26, 2012 19:43
Forum: For beginners
Topic: frankfurters
Replies: 60
Views: 24789

is there an equivalent for the dex? Dextrose is glucose. Also called corn sugar (dextrose monohydrate) or grape sugar. It's readily available at home brewing supply stores. It's even sold by Amazon. :-) If you want to use table sugar instead, you could dissolve it in water and add a bit of vinegar,...
by Darthfrog
Sun Oct 14, 2012 00:46
Forum: Sausages
Topic: 19 -21mm sheep casing problems
Replies: 24
Views: 14555

thats the way I was trying to do it but I just think the tube was too big.I've ordered a 3/8" from lem and will try again when it gets here.thanks orf... I will be very interested to find out how well the 3/8" stuffing horn you've got on order works with the Grizzly stuffer. I'd also like to find o...
by Darthfrog
Sat Oct 13, 2012 00:53
Forum: Sausages
Topic: 19 -21mm sheep casing problems
Replies: 24
Views: 14555

I also have that 5 lb. vertical stuffer. It's inexpensive and works great. I use 22/24 mm sheep casings from Stuffers (they're local to me). As you noticed, sheep casings are more delicate than hog casings but are easy enough to use if you just handle them with care. I use the recipe for Sage, Ginge...
by Darthfrog
Mon Sep 03, 2012 17:59
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ham Press
Replies: 12
Views: 7012

redzed wrote:It seems it's quite difficult to find a ham press on this continent. If you want one bad enough, you can always order it from Miro on the Polish site of WD. Around 70 bucks plus shipping.
Darn, that site is in Polish - I couldn't see any links to an English version.
by Darthfrog
Thu Aug 09, 2012 06:51
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: PS Seasoning Smokers
Replies: 10
Views: 8020

Chuckwagon wrote:Sawhorse, I've got it! I've got it! Put your wife in the old, wrecked, pickup truck on the front lawn and turn that beautiful room into a smokehouse! :mrgreen:
Chuck, you're a life-long bachelor, aren't you?

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Cheers,
Rob
by Darthfrog
Sat Aug 04, 2012 23:32
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Sodium Erythorbate, Not just for sausages
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

Re: Sodium Erythorbate, Not just for sausages

J She retrieves a bag of Sodium Erythorbate, also marked ascorbic Surely not, for it is not ascorbate. It is also called sodium isoascorbate, though, as it is an isomer of ascorbate. In association with suitable food acids Sodium Erythorbate can delay the oxidation of fruits , vegetables, salads, f...
by Darthfrog
Thu Aug 02, 2012 18:23
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Post Your Photo Here-Let's Become Acquainted
Replies: 214
Views: 113328

I think a javalina is the same thing as a wild pig only a little smaller animal, found in Texas I think. Javelina is a different species from a feral pig. It's also known as a collared peccary. Peccaries evolved in the New World, razorback hogs are an introducted species from the Old World. -- Chee...
by Darthfrog
Thu Aug 02, 2012 18:03
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware for Canadians
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

Hi Red, Rob, I bought my no-name 11lb. stuffer from Princess Auto in Langford. Decent quality, the only thing that the crank is on the side rather than the rear. There was a discussion recently about what looks like same stuffer on the Polish WD site where all the experts criticized the design. So f...
by Darthfrog
Thu Aug 02, 2012 17:52
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware for Canadians
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

How are the prices at Princess auto? I bought the grinder and 5# stuffer from Northern tool for $99 each then used 2 $20 cupons so They cost me only $79 each In my posting, the items are hot-linked to the Princess Auto web pages. The grinder is $150, the stuffer $120. A fair bit more expensive than...
by Darthfrog
Thu Aug 02, 2012 04:31
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware for Canadians
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

Hardware for Canadians

Princess Auto is a Canadian hardware retail chan, selling tools, equipment and all kinds of mechanical odds & sods. I was in the Coquitlam, BC, Princess Auto yesterday. I was quite surprised to see they have home food processing equipment there! In particular, they have the same Kichener branded ele...
by Darthfrog
Mon Jul 30, 2012 17:34
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 335276

for $700 I expected a smoker that digitally displayed 160* to actually smoke the meat at that temp, not 185*. Did you consider the Bradley Digital Smoker ? I don't have one but I gather it's very well thought of, less money than the one you're currently having grief with and quite versatile, being ...
by Darthfrog
Fri Jul 27, 2012 18:43
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: smoked hocks
Replies: 25
Views: 21798

After some time I finally put 2 + 2 together and realised what it is. I actually thought that sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate were separate things altogether and that Prague Powder was (and is) some sort of colouring/flavouring agent that was purely optional. The same thing goes by various names:...
by Darthfrog
Fri Jul 27, 2012 03:26
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: smoked hocks
Replies: 25
Views: 21798

, so as soon as my smoking barrel is complete I'm going to do me a cold smokey bacon, without sodium nitrite! Or celery salt! And I might do it in my underpants under a full moon! :P Muahahaha! You know, Marty, we usually like to see pictures of the process. But I think I speak for the rest of the ...
by Darthfrog
Wed Jul 25, 2012 22:39
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: smoked hocks
Replies: 25
Views: 21798

I'm not sure whether to be alarmed or not by botulism. Here in New Zealand I have several choices of nitrite free, free range, organic pork products that I can buy from the supermarket. Hi Marty, welcome! Ross has already told you about the low levels of nitrite (N02) used to cure meat. Don't forge...