Getting Equipment Ready

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do miss my house at times. Glad i kept some of my SS tubs for mixing. Got 10 lbs of ring bologna to do this week.

    My large SS mixing tub.

     
  2. Interesting post, so what or where happened to the house?

    Yes, it handy and good to have SS mixing bowls around, that is the only thing you should mix meat in.

    Good luck on the ring Bolonga, I do hope, but we know you will, put some Qview of that here.
     
  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We still own our home (daughter rents it from us) Moved to GA 2.5 years ago and last year we went full time RV with a 35' class A. The motorhome has been in the shop since Oct 3 for warranty work. My wife retired and we have been on a road trip and came back up to NEPA until the RV is fixed.

    Anyways
     
  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got the meat mixed with the cure and ring mix.



    Did another mix before putting in another bowl.


    Cover with clear wrap right onto the meat. Going to fridge cuz no time for stuffing smoking today. Will mix the meat again tomorrow before stuffing.

     
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good so far.
     
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Casing soaking in lukewarm water.


    I cover to keep them fully submerged.


    Going to make 5 lbs of garlic ring also.

     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  , [​IMG]so far
     
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was having 2 issues whith the ring.

    1. Old casings. These have been up here for over 2.5 years.

    2. My smoker and controllers didnt like the cold blowing wind. Guess i got used to southern smoking.

    Oh well move along.....EH

    These are the regular ring.


    Hanging to dry the casing.


    The garlic



    Problem 2....Weather

    Smoker was struggling to get to 150......Backup roaster time.


    I normally let my sausage smokes sit in the fridge for a couple days but i had to look after the roaster finish. Not my best.

     
  9. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    i can see a pellet injection of some kind being bolted to an exhaust manifold so you smoke while driving...lol.  im sure you got something on the go.  a few more years and im gonna be like you, on the road.  good luck and nice work!!  what model did you guys go with???  is the 35' enough??  how much fresh water can you hold in your rig?  peace
     
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good to me...... They would look better sliced and in a pickle jar... Yum
     
  11. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those look good to me as well.  Are those fibrouse casings that you are using?  Just wonder'd why not hog casings.  Reinhard
     
  12. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We have a 2013 Forest River Georgetown 35' Its big enough for the 2 of us and our 5lb pup. Have 40 gal fresh water, 80 gal gas. 25' drivers side slide and left slide is the back room. Elec fireplace, L section couch, 5000w Cummings generator, lots of space for my smokers, stuffer, dehydrator and soon a GMG Davey Crockett pellet grill/smoker. Going to get a 25' enclosed car hauler soon. Yup with cabinets.

     
  13. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah they are fibrous ring casings. Here in north east PA ring bologna is larger diameter 2"
     
  14. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Nepas!! I like to try something new so i will see if i can make this a MN tradition as well [probably some doing it already]. Very nice rig you got there!!!. Reinhard
     
  15. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    absolutely perfect, great setup and your soon to be addition will fit the package to a 't".  yuupp, thats the way im going!!!  looks great.  peace
     

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