Yes it is pretty handy. I tenderize all my venison cutlets and eat them all year. I make it a point to put up 52 pkgs each year. 52 links of sausage, 52 pkgs of tamales, (that will be another thread when that time comes), 52 pkgs of breakfast sausage, along with 52 packages of ground venison w/bacon ends. Looks like the venison bacon will also get the royal treatment. That along with a few dove, wild turkey, fish, chuck roasts and ribeye steaks about rounds out the yearly menu. Oh, I forgot to mention a few yard birds, very few!!! If I had time I would make my own beer, but I don't think I had better tackle that one. I know a good store just down the road.