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by CrankyBuzzard
Thu Mar 14, 2013 02:09
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder
Replies: 13
Views: 11782

I've never used either, and I probably won't. The main reason I won't is the fact that Instacure, pink salt, etc., are marketed with a KNOWN quantity of nitrite per gram. Whereas the celery powder and other powders out there from vegetables/fruits are NOT guaranteed to have a specific amount. If you...
by CrankyBuzzard
Wed Mar 13, 2013 23:43
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Pork Butt Question?
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Love the duck! Especially when he's fried! :shock: :lol: :shock:
by CrankyBuzzard
Tue Mar 12, 2013 01:42
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Pork Butt Question?
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

However, when it thaws, be sure to include the exudate with the sausage. There's all kinds of things we need in that liquid. Amen Brother, PLEASE preach it again!!!! So many times when making sausage and other things with folks I hear this... "NO, rinse off the blood and gunk, it's bad!!" No, it's ...
by CrankyBuzzard
Sun Mar 10, 2013 22:03
Forum: Sausages
Topic: [USA] Teewurst
Replies: 23
Views: 33929

That looks like something I would love to try!

Excellent recipe and instructions as well!

Charlie
by CrankyBuzzard
Sun Mar 10, 2013 06:42
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Help modifying concrete building to make a cold smoker
Replies: 33
Views: 27947

ursula wrote:What a beautiful job, Travis!
The building looks really rustic, looks like it belongs in a French province. Bet it makes you smile every time you look at it.
I love it.
Ursula
I agree 100%!

Great looking setup, looking forward to seeing some meat come out of it.

Charlie
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 22:25
Forum: For beginners
Topic: Wife brought home 2 butts and a large porkloin
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Wife brought home 2 butts and a large porkloin

So, as the title says, I'm sitting here with an 8 pound pork loin and 2 butts that weigh 16 pounds combined! I know, not a BAD thing, but she said make something different! She loves "Canadian bacon" so I think I'll cure the loin and then crust it with cracked black pepper corns prior to a little sm...
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 21:27
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Got a few minutes? Let's make chorizo
Replies: 7
Views: 3952

Ray,

I'll tell ya secret for smoking the bird and butt at the same time if you have a good rye bread recipe! :wink:

Charlie
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 17:33
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grinder Knife Sharpening Tutorial
Replies: 19
Views: 11375

HamnCheese,

If the body and the handle are in good shape, you can play with the plates and knife and not be out too much if you have to replace them.

What size and style of blade? Pics?


Charlie
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 17:30
Forum: Sausages
Topic: Got a few minutes? Let's make chorizo
Replies: 7
Views: 3952

Chorizo is HARD to beat! Love it in eggs like the Duck does and my "BS" ( love that one! :lol: ) tends to crave it at least one Sunday out of the month. Ray, you need to try it! The recipe on this site is a good one to start with and chorizo loves to be experimented with as well. Hey el Ducko, where...
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 17:18
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grinder Knife Sharpening Tutorial
Replies: 19
Views: 11375

Glad all of you find it interesting. I did notice that my video skills lack a bit and I don't always get the piece I'm talking about in the shot, but, this was my first attempt at this. Fun to do as well! For those that are having trouble with the Photobucket site, I've also uploaded the videos to Y...
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 17:15
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grinder Knife Sharpening Tutorial
Replies: 19
Views: 11375

Chuckwagon wrote: You've "mated" the two contact surfaces perfectly. Now, are you going to sharpen the beveled cutting edge? Hmmmm.... enquiring minds want to know. :roll:

Best Wishes,
Chuckwagon
NOPE! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ground a chuck last night and it rocked! Not bad for a $5.00 investment!

Charlie
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 00:51
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grinder Knife Sharpening Tutorial
Replies: 19
Views: 11375

Grinder Knife Sharpening Tutorial

I'm not the best videographer, but I gave it a shot! :shock: :cool: In the following videos I show how I go about sharpening the grinder knife and truing up the grinder plates as well. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions. http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff360/CrankyBuzzard/th...
by CrankyBuzzard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 00:29
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sharpening Grinder Knives
Replies: 5
Views: 7597

I did 3 videos and will post them in anew thread.

Looks like CW and I may have differing opinions... Imagine that! :lol:

Charlie
by CrankyBuzzard
Thu Mar 07, 2013 02:42
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sharpening Grinder Knives
Replies: 5
Views: 7597

Advantages: Easier to put on and remove from a grinder. If you do your own sharpening by hand it's easier to handle the plate as you run it across a flat surface. Disadvantages: 1. You can only use one side, then you need to sharpen. In a hubless, you can use both sides (with matching blades). 2. H...
by CrankyBuzzard
Thu Mar 07, 2013 02:30
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: SS freezer Smoker build- aluminium interior question
Replies: 10
Views: 9407

Where did that question concerning aluminum come from? I have several aluminum baking sheets that get used to bake bread at 425°F and I used to weld aluminum with no concern about any fumes. Aluminum foil is a standard for about a hundred cooking uses. Some people even use aluminum foil to wrap aro...