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post #21 of 35

Looks great Todd!

 

That would have been a month's work for me.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #22 of 35
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And I thought I was busy this weekend with mine! You really cranked it out there Todd. Glad to see you had some help there. Please tell me about roasting your spices, I haven't tried that before and it sounds very interesting.

 


Did not start out that way, but while we had the mess, figured we would make a bunch up.

I've never toasted the fennel or caraway before, but some recipes call for it.  The smell while roasting was wonderful, and it really brought out some additional flavor and smell to the sausage.  I'll definitely do it again!

 

TJ

 



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looks great todd....toasting some spices brings out the oils, try it with black peppercorns too.


Just following your lead My Friend!

 



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Awesome job Todd. Congrats on getting the boys involved. I need to get some of that spice from Paul too. His stuff is really good.

 


Yes, the spices Paul got his hands on are good.  Gotta check and see what else he has.

 

 

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post #23 of 35

But HOW do you roast your spices? Do you do it dry or put a little oil in the pan, and at what temp?

Are Pauls spices a packaged mix or is it his own ?

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But HOW do you roast your spices? Do you do it dry or put a little oil in the pan, and at what temp?

Are Pauls spices a packaged mix or is it his own ?



No oil, just roast in the pan until you hear them cracking

Paul's spices are prepackaged mix.

He may specify something in the mix, but has them made commercially.

 

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post #25 of 35

I see you purchased your meat from Sams club.  When I made my first brats and sausage last week, I went to the meat market for pork shoulder.  It was $2.79 lbs.  I see Walmart and Sams are quite a bit cheaper.  Does the 4% solution they inject in the meat affect the sausage?  The meat market's was fresh and boneless with no additives.  I have made pulled pork in the past from Walmart meats and had good success.   Just curious.

Thanks.

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I see you purchased your meat from Sams club.  When I made my first brats and sausage last week, I went to the meat market for pork shoulder.  It was $2.79 lbs.  I see Walmart and Sams are quite a bit cheaper.  Does the 4% solution they inject in the meat affect the sausage?  The meat market's was fresh and boneless with no additives.  I have made pulled pork in the past from Walmart meats and had good success.   Just curious.

Thanks.



I did not notice the 4% solution......

In comparison, my local butcher shops are $2.49 - $2.79/lb for pork shoulder.  SAMS Club was $1.49/lb. for a full case.

 

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post #27 of 35

I'll have to check Sam's as they are a lot cheaper and try some.

post #28 of 35

Awesome! Nice batch of the Eye-talians! I love the stuff....

 

I gotta recruit my troops more often to assist dad in these sausage endeavors!

 

 

"The family that grinds & stuffs together, stays together..."

                                                                   — Anonymous

post #29 of 35

Dang that a lot of sausage Todd, but sure looks and sounds good. NIce work!

post #30 of 35
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Supposedly, Costco has boneless pork shoulder. 

I do not have a membership, so I can't verify

 

TJ

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I see you purchased your meat from Sams club.  When I made my first brats and sausage last week, I went to the meat market for pork shoulder.  It was $2.79 lbs.  I see Walmart and Sams are quite a bit cheaper.  Does the 4% solution they inject in the meat affect the sausage?  The meat market's was fresh and boneless with no additives.  I have made pulled pork in the past from Walmart meats and had good success.   Just curious.

Thanks.


For sausage I prefer to use a "Fresh" cut of meat. I don't know what they use in their 4% solution. I'm sure they use some portion of salt. If you use these products for a regular "Q" they are fine. I've use the Hormel "Always Tender" whole loins for BBQs and they come out fabulous, always fork tender, but I shy away from these for doing sausages or other things like BBB or CB. Just my .02 cents 
 

 

post #33 of 35
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Supposedly, Costco has boneless pork shoulder. 

I do not have a membership, so I can't verify

 

TJ

They do. That's generally where I pick up my boneless butts. Two per pack. Pretty reasonably priced too.
 

 

post #34 of 35

Great looking sausage making you have going on there Todd, great looking work crew helping you also!

post #35 of 35
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They do. That's generally where I pick up my boneless butts. Two per pack. Pretty reasonably priced too.

THANKS Marty!

 

Todd


 

 

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