Thank You LEM Products

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by andypanda, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Great customer service! Thanks,
    As soon as the new #5 25mm stuffing tube arrives I will embark on my new obsession of creating my own smoked kielbasa recipe.
    Unfortunately the 2 1/2" tubes they sent will be too small for a 38-42 mm hog casing but with a quick phone call they promised to send the 1" I ordered - no charge.:yahoo:
    - Casings received
    - Pink salt received
    - Milk powder received
    - Cryopaks of 2 porkbutts waiting for me at Sam's
    - Spices on the rack
    - New meat grinder waiting for intial run.

    Remember - there is a fine line between new hobby and OBSESSION...

    More to come...
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good luck heres one you can start with and tweak as you wish.

    Mine should have less then 1 hr. left in the smoker now

  3. Thanks Richie. This is the idea. Plan to use the many suggestions on this forum and create the kielbasa I grew up eating that is no longer available.It's gonna take some trial and error with the grind, the fat, the spicing and smoke. This is a new recipie I just added to my favorites folder.
    This forum is a gold mine!
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just remember add lots and lots of water'!
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm impressed, you never hear anyone here even mention grind/plate size. It does make a big difference.
  6. I think the grind is critical Foamheart.
    The kielbasa I grew up with came from a Polish market from the Browtown section of Wilminton DE. Johnny's Market was an institution until the neighborhood deteriorated as many inner city neighborhoods can attest to. The Polish owner sold the business many years ago and the new owner although not of Polish descent kept the butcher onboard and continued to serve the Polish patrons that migrated to the meat counter for the kielbasa, keiszka, kobanosa, and Polish specialties. The meat counter line would wind out the door and down the street the week before Christmas and Easter.
    Then tragedy. The new owner was murdered, shot in front of his market in a robbery.
    The kielbasa was superior to any I have had since. The grind almost had several sizes to it. It was not minced yet not chunky. Maybe a couple of grinder plates were used and the combo mixxed together? The black pepper was chunky. It was as if you cracked the pepper with the bottom of a stock pot. The garlic was strong but not overpowering. Salt was noticeable but again not overpowering. Honestly I dont know if they used marjoram in the recipe or not. Smoke also was not overdone. Excellent moisture and fat content. Never felt dry or tough.
    So this is my challenge. Lots of variables and techniques to piece together and recreate the memory I have of my and my families favorite traditions.
    Ok...That all seems a bit dramatic. (Little too much Pope coverage on tv. :biggrin:) Im new at this. So I will keep you all posted here on my outcomes.
    Thanks for your replies so far!
  7. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Wow Im jealous!!!

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