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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

I am a newbie here. I do have some sausage making experience when I was younger but that was about 14-15 years ago and tagging along with my uncle at his farm. I just started to get back into it again at my own place as he passed down his father's sausage press to me when he passed away, so now I have it. It is a old Enterprise cast iron, holds 10 lbs and was in pretty good shape. I spent the better part of a weekend restoring it. Stripping, wire brushing, steel wool, etc. Then got it all reseasoned and it looks great. I also have a new Masterbuilt Elect Smoker, 20lb cap. And a new electric grinder too. I have many old family recipes that have been passed down thru 3 generations, so I am anxious to try some of these again. My favorite is a german sausage that is very good. If anybody on here has heard of Wishek sausage, this is close to that. The only time I have found anything close to this was at a meat market in Lodi, CA.

I am in Suisun, CA, which is about 40 miles NE of San Francisco and about 40 miles SW of Sacramento. I also have a great Golden Lab who is always eager to pick up any scraps that seem to hit the floor. She is also a good tester. If she doesn't roll over and die when I give her a taste, it must be OK!.

Well, that's me in a nutshell. PDT_Armataz_01_22.gif
post #2 of 16
Heh...again, welcome. And face it...dogs usually are soo devoted they'd eat it even tho it was lousy... but ya can't beat the friendship.
post #3 of 16
Welcome to SMF !!!
When you make your sausage, be sure a post a few pics (we like pictures !!!). Recipes are welcome also if you care to share old family secrets !!!
post #4 of 16
Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #5 of 16
SALUTE!! Welcome to the forum.
post #6 of 16
Welcome to the SMF! First, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. The equipment you got means a lot to you tho! Look forward to seeing your results! There are lots of friendly folks here with lots of great experience , ideas, and recipes!
post #7 of 16
Welcome to the forum insdude. Looking forward to your input and
post #8 of 16
Welcome to the SMF
post #9 of 16
Welcome to SMFicon_exclaim.gif
post #10 of 16
Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
post #11 of 16
Welcome to SMF! Look forward to some of those German recipes!
post #12 of 16
Welcome to the site. You'll love it here. Lots of info. here.

post #13 of 16
Welcome to SMF! It sounds like you're all set up and ready to roll. The folks here can help you avoid the bumps in the road. Just ask if you're not sure about something.
post #14 of 16
Welcome to the SMF, this place is a treaure house of info.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, it is nice to be welcomed into the group. Hopefully I will be able to share with all of you in the near future. My next project is to make some salami and summer sausage. I just have to figure out how and where I can dry and cure the salami's!!

Thanks again.icon_mrgreen.gif
post #16 of 16
Welcome to the best forum around Bro! Hopefully you will get all your q's answerd. In the mean time, ya' can send me some of that sausage and I will taste test it for ya'! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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