Oh, no... I'm in big trouble.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by ragnar, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. ragnar

    ragnar Smoke Blower

    Stopped by the butcher to pick up what I needed to get started on another batch. Got to talking to him, and there is going to be a sale on fresh ground pork (pork butts) for $1.29/lb starting Wednesday, running for a week. 

    They always do a great job on trimming all the connective tissue and the glands and other undesirables out - always. It's also minimally processed, so none of those "10% solution added", antibiotic-loaded deals, just meat. I can grind my own meat, but if he's going to do it for me cheaper than I can buy the pork butts themselves, hey, beautiful!

    Heads up, my friend - I need 50 to 100 lbs. 

    So it looks like I'll be making a few things in the near future... on top of the 50ish lbs of fish my father-in-law asked me to do for him.

    No rest for the wicked! Wish me luck.

    Lots of Q-view coming up.
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a great deal.

    I will be watching to see what all you make.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    OK - Crank it up! We'll be watchin.

  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm in!


  6. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds like the kind of trouble you should be in. Go for it! Can't wait to see results. Btw. UPS/FedEx delivers here
  7. tjmitche

    tjmitche Smoke Blower

    Giddyup! I'm in!  [​IMG][​IMG]
  8. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead

    [​IMG]   Sounds like you will be busy for a while. Great price on ready prepared pork butts and of course have to keep in-law happy makes for happy wife.
  9. ragnar

    ragnar Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the encouragement, guys! Y'all rock!

    Hopefully I'll be able to get cranking on the meat tomorrow. Stopped by again to arrange for the first batch, and I had my wings clipped to 50 lbs - too big a sale, and trying to be fair to the rest of the community. If I can get more and not run them clean out, I will. That's alright... lots to do with a full time and part time job to keep after. Besides, I'm literally running out of reefer/freezer space, so I need to have some processed to make room for the next round. I can already see a second reefer is in my future.

    Started on the fish this morning with an experiment for my Father-in-Law. Cured 5 lbs of Northern Pike. It's rinsed and developing it's happy little pellicle now, then into the smoker with a nice Alder wood smoke. It's definitely true, that keeping him happy appeases my ol' lady, but he's about as avid a hunter as there ever was, so keeping him happy keeps my freezer full of venison, elk, turkey, and fish. Besides, he's a cool dude.

    As for the plans on the meat... if all goes well, I have plans for 3 definite recipes, and the last one is kind of up in the air.

    Since they'll be different, I'll start a new thread for each. That way, things won't get buried, and they'll be searchable down the road.

    Reminds me... I need to get that ham curing... [​IMG]  
  10. ragnar

    ragnar Smoke Blower

  11. ragnar

    ragnar Smoke Blower

    Picked up 28 lbs of ground pork Wednesday afternoon. Got that situated in the fridge (that's a lot of freakin' meat, man!) and got the seasonings measured out for the first couple of batches... which will be:

    Jagdwurst, and another round of Goteborg Summer Sausage, slightly modified from the first batch to tweak the flavor just a little bit.

    The Jagdwurst is here:


    The Goteborg Summer Sausage is here:


    Gotta pick up another 25-30 lbs of meat again tomorrow, as long as he can accommodate me. [​IMG]

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