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  1. M

    First time brat maker

    I’ve been researching and looking at the threads here. But I am left with two questions. 1) do you just add cheese and other things like peppers to the mix while grinding? 2) when do I need to use cure? These will be all pork brats as I just had two 300lbs pigs butchers. I ended up with 35lbs...
  2. bmudd14474

    Review of beef from

    Porter Road. Im sure you have heard that name before because of the specials they have offered on SMF in the past few months and the review that @TulsaJeff did on their product. They had also sent me a box of meats to sample. Now I have had the box for several months. I decided to try some of...
  3. brats and chicken thighs

    brats and chicken thighs

    brats and chicken thighs
  4. hoity toit

    In the spirit of Wurstfest 2019

    In the Spirit of Wurstfest , the annual 10 day salute to sausage festival in my hometown of New Braunfels, Tx. , I made a few rounds of Bratwurst this morning. All this before 10:30am. Tamales are next because Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and store bought tamales just don't cut it for...
  5. A

    Salt Pork vs Fatback

    Any thoughts on using salt pork vs fatback as an ingredient in home made bratwurst? I am smoking them and am using mostly pork shoulder and some hanger steak. many of you have given me helpful thoughts in another post. thanks
  6. SmokinAl


    I usually check the briskets at Walmart when I go there, cause sometimes they mix in Choice with the select for the same price. I saw this little guy & just bought it, not really knowing what I was going to do with it. I had a UMAi bag left over from when I dry aged a whole ribeye, so...
  7. 12ring

    Deer brat pics and a question.

    I made 6lbs of deer/pork brats. I bought the High Mountain brat kit from Cabela’s. I used 3 pounds of Deer, 1lb ground pork and 2lbs pork fat. The hog casings came with the kit. When we pressed the sausage I felt they were to fat. I barely held pressure on the casing while pressing. When I...
  8. rwilli

    Santa Came Early

    After my last effort of stuffing sausage with a grinder attachment, I asked the Santa for an actual sausage stuffer, and he (She) delivered: This thing made stuffing sausages so much easier---worth every dime. It took less than 5 minutes to stuff 6 pounds of Brats. in addition to the green...
  9. murraysmokin

    Mushroom swiss brats

    My favorite brat mushroom swiss. Did 30 lbs of pork butt, 2 lbs of sauteed mushrooms & 3 lbs high temp swiss. These are cooked in hot water bath read to package up in packs of 5.