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by sawhorseray
Sat Aug 23, 2014 07:12
Forum: Hardware
Topic: need help buying a grinder and dont know what to get
Replies: 23
Views: 12443

I'm on the fence right now, not very happy. When one of my buds gets hurt I want to be there for them. If CW is getting jobbed I'll just have to get along with all I already I know about sausage and smoking (which is quite a bit) and get back to fishing and killing, er, I mean hunting, forums. I mea...
by sawhorseray
Sat Aug 23, 2014 06:48
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: "Disclaimer Container" - Where Did My Post Go?
Replies: 325
Views: 103486

Nice to hear Chris, I angrily answered your PM before reading this. I respect and like you but if all this is true, and CW was blind-sided and never saw this coming, how could these folks be so dammed stupid? Most all of us don't speak Polish, but each and every one of us owes a debt to CW, includin...
by sawhorseray
Sat Aug 23, 2014 02:43
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: "Disclaimer Container" - Where Did My Post Go?
Replies: 325
Views: 103486

I've got a lot of shortcomings, as my wife is always ready to point out, but the opinion of old friends and family is that I truly excel at being loyal. I feel it's now time to say goodbye to this site. CW has meant the world to me and my family, I've learned a ton, my wife even refers to him by his...
by sawhorseray
Fri Aug 22, 2014 15:37
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: "Disclaimer Container" - Where Did My Post Go?
Replies: 325
Views: 103486

I also hope this isn't true. I think Chris (redzed) is a great guy, buy there's only one Chuckwagon. His knowledge of food safety, recipes, sense of humor, and humility are in a class all their own. I've learned more than I can even remember from CW, tons of files on my computer and a thick printed ...
by sawhorseray
Thu Aug 21, 2014 22:54
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Visit to wild boar farm
Replies: 9
Views: 6439

Get a sow Chris, they won't be as lean so you won't have to use much domestic backfat if any. They look cute enough to shoot! RAY
by sawhorseray
Thu Aug 21, 2014 17:28
Forum: Hardware
Topic: need help buying a grinder and dont know what to get
Replies: 23
Views: 12443

Cabonia speaks with great wisdom! My one horse power grinder weighs 58 pounds and seems to get heavier every year. I only have to carry it a few feet from a butler pantry right off the kitchen where all my food processing stuff is stored to the kitchen counter. If I had to move it more than a few st...
by sawhorseray
Wed Aug 20, 2014 16:07
Forum: Hardware
Topic: need help buying a grinder and dont know what to get
Replies: 23
Views: 12443

Like Gulyas and Cogboy, I have a Cabelas for almost a decade now, one horsepower, never a problem. They are on sale right now, you can get $5.00 shipping too. Check it out. RAY http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home-Cabin/Food-Processing/Food-Grinders%7C/pc/104798880/c/104723280/sc/104364180/Cabelas-Co...
by sawhorseray
Sun Aug 17, 2014 19:58
Forum: Other products
Topic: Ross's Maryland Bakery
Replies: 471
Views: 176324

I can see where that works easy enough for the dinners rolls Ross, they look great. My problem lies in trying to form French rolls or hotdog buns. I've seen the beautiful work that you, and also Idakraut, manage to pull off in forming dough for those. My efforts have left quite a bit to be desired b...
by sawhorseray
Sun Aug 17, 2014 19:51
Forum: For beginners
Topic: [USA] Hip Shot" Hamburgers
Replies: 25
Views: 11773

I like to place my burgers in the freezer for a hour or so before shrink-wrapping to maintain their form, do the same with sausage so the ends don't squish. RAY
by sawhorseray
Sun Aug 17, 2014 15:35
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Suddenly fresh sausage too salty!
Replies: 12
Views: 9125

I've always thought the sausage spices could "marry" inside the casing just as well as sitting in the fridge overnight, can't see the difference. Could it be a situation of what your hog supplier has been feeding his stock? RAY
by sawhorseray
Sat Aug 16, 2014 17:44
Forum: Other products
Topic: Ross's Maryland Bakery
Replies: 471
Views: 176324

Those rolls look wonderful Ross, really light and soft, almost like a croissant. I'm still pounding out the scalded flour rolls with 69% hydration that have become a staple of our diet. I'd like to be able to shape them into something more suitable for sausage but I just don't seem to have the knack...
by sawhorseray
Thu Aug 14, 2014 14:34
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Retirement Time
Replies: 13
Views: 4906

Any time my wife grumbles about the cost of my sausage making supplies, I threaten to take out a membership at the local golf club. Meeting adjourned. I gave up golf in 2001 due to arthritis and don't miss it at all. If I wasn't playing I was practicing every single day. Shortly after quitting I be...
by sawhorseray
Mon Aug 11, 2014 17:27
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: WD Daily Chat - Talk about anything You Like
Replies: 1223
Views: 298177

My heart goes out to you Mike, that's a tough nut for Sam to have to endure just for being a dog. My chocolate lab Boo just turned eight the first of this month, she had a cancerous lump cut out about two years ago. I left the lampshade on all the time until the stitches were due to come out, my two...
by sawhorseray
Mon Aug 11, 2014 14:10
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: You CAN'T put that in sausages!
Replies: 8
Views: 3632

I applaud your ethics and product Tim, both beyond reproach. I've only butchered wild hogs, never a domestic pig. I cut out the hams to smoke and then everything else gets deboned for grind, loins, backstrap, everything. It's funny how so many people who aren't into stuffing or charcuterie believe t...
by sawhorseray
Sat Aug 09, 2014 15:29
Forum: For beginners
Topic: (Lamb) going to crack it this time
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

I really like lamb also, and would be more then happy to take a knife and fork to what you've got laying in the fry pan. Maybe a little bit of mint-apple on the side! Much of the lamb we get here in the USA comes from NZ and Australia, you must have an abundance of those critters. I've never even en...