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  1. bmudd14474

    Review of beef from PorterRoad.com

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. A

    Smoking Homemade Bratwurst without casing...

    I have never done this but am excited to make my own brats with pork and beef and smoke them. I don't like casings so am going to form "logs" (maybe the shape of a Twinkie) and smoke them. My plan is to refrigerate after forming so they can firm up, then place them on the smoker and likely...
  4. WI_GameMeats

    Onion and Garlic Brat Patties - Venison and Pork

    Thawed out meat and got supplies ready to stuff roughly 12lbs of brats. Then it hit me that I really didn't want to dirty the stuffer, so patties it was. Recipe is as follows: 7.5 lbs Ground Pork 4lbs Ground Venison 1lb Pork Fat 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp (2tsp per pound of meat) - P.S. Seasonings...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. C

    First time smoked sausage is a success!

    My husband and I just made our first round of bratwurst. We used a commercial kit. The flavor is good, but not what I would call bratwurst (maybe it’s a regional thing?) anyhoo, it’s still good sausage! I have a few questions: 1. Does anyone have a good rule of thumb for how dense to hang...
  9. lhendler


    I just finished a round of bratwurst. Came out amazingly good. The one item I experimented with was a substitute for soy concentrates as a binder. I had read a good amount as to whether binders did anything or were just fillers, and I must say, the jury is still out on that topic. This time...
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