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by w1sby
Thu Feb 21, 2013 20:17
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Refuse Corner & Debris Receptacle
Replies: 168
Views: 52721

Oh, man! I can't continue associating with this forum! Good golly. 20 years ago we were all different people, some of us were not exactly respectable types, others were saints. Now? it could be 180 degrees different. Truth be told who cares, this is a forum about sausage making (and other meaty bits...
by w1sby
Tue Jan 01, 2013 03:47
Forum: Other products
Topic: Prime Time
Replies: 14
Views: 6131

I have an old case brand knife that I bought new in Oregon in 1962. It is my reach for kinfe for a lot of my cutting especially chickens. Old Case knives are great! I have an older (1970's) Case stag handled carving set I break out for the ritual holiday carving duties. There are better, easier way...
by w1sby
Sat Dec 22, 2012 15:04
Forum: Other products
Topic: Prime Time
Replies: 14
Views: 6131

Excellent bargain! I just paid $8.98/lb for Choice grade boneless at Sams Club (cryovac whole primal). And this is in beef country.
I was considering smoking a large roast for Christmas dinner, but I think I will do a peppercorn crust instead.

73! de Allen, W1SBY
by w1sby
Thu Dec 06, 2012 18:55
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Pineapple Sausage Failure #2
Replies: 22
Views: 8949

The failure to post has happened to me before as well. I think the phpBB software logs you out a little too soon sometimes. What I have done on long posts is type it all up in Wordpad or whatever then copy /paste into the forum. As for pineapple sausage... doesn't pineapple have an enzyme that can m...
by w1sby
Thu Dec 06, 2012 18:50
Forum: Stanley & Adam Marianski author's corner
Topic: Yet Another New Book By Stan & Adam
Replies: 4
Views: 8837

Uh-oh!

I know what I want for Christmas! :mrgreen:

73 de Allen, W1SBY
by w1sby
Wed Nov 21, 2012 22:49
Forum: Other products
Topic: [USA] Smoked Turkey Anyone?
Replies: 48
Views: 26566

CW and the group: I treated a turkey to the "Smoke n Choke" method over the weekend. It took FOREVER to come up to temperature, total cook time was about 14 hours. HOWEVER I am not complaining one little bit, the results were so good! Great smoke penetration, excellent moisture, finger lickin' goodn...
by w1sby
Fri Oct 19, 2012 19:11
Forum: Fishes
Topic: indian candy recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 18565

Apple, cherry, alder, even hickory work well in my opinion. Your mileage may vary....
by w1sby
Thu Oct 18, 2012 16:46
Forum: Fishes
Topic: indian candy recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 18565

I've smoked catfish on several occasions. It works real well, although I prefer to smoke crappie or even good quality tillapia. In my opinion smaller catfish (1lb or so) are best, they don't have as much fat and "muddy taste" to them. Standard brine/sugar mix is what I have always used. 73 de Allen,...
by w1sby
Wed Sep 19, 2012 01:56
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Bodacious Burgers
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

The last burgers I made were made with 2lbs ground chuck roast, 2lbs ground pork loin, and 2lbs ground lamb. Only the lamb was prepackaged. I used some spices etc. So juicy, and so tasty.

This by the way is the same mix I use for meatloaf, just different spices, and filler.

73 de Allen, W1SBY
by w1sby
Wed Sep 19, 2012 01:51
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: Smoked or Unsmoked Bologna
Replies: 23
Views: 17858

Keep in mind that some things really require a rest after smoking. I always let cheese rest for a month before eating it. If you get into it too soon it tends to have a bitter taste. I suspect that some of the more delicate sausages may be similar. Another thing to ponder: a LOT of people over smoke...
by w1sby
Tue Aug 21, 2012 02:26
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Chuckwagon's "Brandin' Iron Beef Brats"
Replies: 10
Views: 9008

I do plan on trying this once the weather cools a bit more (or late September, whichever comes first).
So, I am interested in everyone's experiences.

73 de Allen, W1SBY
by w1sby
Mon Aug 13, 2012 15:01
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Heat and temperature control for smokers
Replies: 3
Views: 4026

That makes me breathe easier :grin:

A better choice might be a gas or propane furnace valve. They are electrically operated, so interfacing it with your PID controller will be a breeze.

Something like This Valve

Not terribly expensive, and great peace of mind.
by w1sby
Tue Jul 31, 2012 20:55
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Heat and temperature control for smokers
Replies: 3
Views: 4026

The only problem I see is that you will not have any safeties in case of pilot flame failure. It is a rather big problem given the propensity for LPG to go kaboom at any opportunity.

73 de Allen, W1SBY
by w1sby
Tue Jul 31, 2012 20:34
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hey, Granddad..?? How hot was it, back in the summer of '12?
Replies: 16
Views: 6140

Re: Hey, Granddad..?? How hot was it, back in the summer of

el Ducko wrote: Best joke wins a trip to the drought-stricken Midwest. Runner up wins TWO trips.] :!:
But el Ducko, I'm already here! Does that make me a winner? or?
by w1sby
Tue Jul 24, 2012 22:30
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Gas or electric heating for smoker
Replies: 13
Views: 7764

One of these would work quite nicely for controlling an electric setup.

Dual Digital Display PID Temperature Controller