After a dismal failure at summer sausage.

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Steve H

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I just got back from picking up a couple used Paradigm Mini monitors in Dallas. I replaced a couple bad surround ones with Polk Audio trying to save some money and no comparison. Just got everything calibrated and wow. That what it suppose to sound like. Of course after stopping at 3 grocery stores spent more than new ones would of cost! Did get some great brisket on way home. We have this gas station BBQ places in Texas called Rudy's. Man they have great food.
 
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I just got back from picking up a couple used Paradigm Mini monitors in Dallas. I replaced a couple bad surround ones with Polk Audio trying to save some money and no comparison. Just got everything calibrated and wow. That what it suppose to sound like. Of course after stopping at 3 grocery stores spent more than new ones would of cost! Did get some great brisket on way home. We have this gas station BBQ places in Texas called Rudy's. Man they have great food.

Those are very good speakers. I've heard them before.
 
About that summer sausage....wanna talk about it? Or do you pretty much know how it failed?

I think I figured it out. First time using a sous vide to finish them. Vacuum bag failed. Water got in. Caused major casing separation. They probably were ok. But, they looked nasty....really nasty. I tossed them more on disgust then safety.
 
I think I figured it out. First time using a sous vide to finish them. Vacuum bag failed. Water got in. Caused major casing separation. They probably were ok. But, they looked nasty....really nasty. I tossed them more on disgust then safety.
I hate when that happens! I was doing a 50 hour chuck when one failed. I do double seal now but that not always where it fails. Happens to all of us.
 
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I hate when that happens! I was doing a 50 hour chuck when one failed. I do double seal now but that not always where it fails. Happens to all of us.
Same happened to me. Now I use a zip lock bag on the outside. Mine broke sometime in the middle of the night. Very nasty smell when I finally figured it out.
 
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I bought some vacmaster bags for my pro360 machine last year. I like them for sous vide as they are thicker than other bags and hold up very well in a sous vide bath. With the discount from Lisa, very reasonable price too at around $8.50 per roll of 50' when you buy 6 at a time....
 
I just got back from picking up a couple used Paradigm Mini monitors in Dallas. I replaced a couple bad surround ones with Polk Audio trying to save some money and no comparison. Just got everything calibrated and wow. That what it suppose to sound like. Of course after stopping at 3 grocery stores spent more than new ones would of cost! Did get some great brisket on way home. We have this gas station BBQ places in Texas called Rudy's. Man they have great food.
It sucks man, i've had it happen a little but didn't lose anything.

I think I figured it out. First time using a sous vide to finish them. Vacuum bag failed. Water got in. Caused major casing separation. They probably were ok. But, they looked nasty....really nasty. I tossed them more on disgust then safety.
Yeah I like just about every BBQ item at Rudy's and the BEST bbq sauce in the world in my mind! I think they do better brisket than most hardcore BBQ houses so when I want brisket at a place I go there. If I want something different I likely go to other places. It's nice to have options :D

I just avoid their sausage like the plague. I feel like they really screwed up on getting that sausage from whomever makes it. It's almost inedible to me hahaha.
 
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Damn sucks to hear Steve, it happens to all of us. I bet the shot (or shots? :emoji_sunglasses: ) helped ease the pain.

It sucks man, i've had it happen a little but didn't lose anything.


Yeah I like just about every BBQ item at Rudy's and the BEST bbq sauce in the world

Not gonna argue there, I love it! I don't use a lot of bbq sauce, but Rudy's is my favorite by far.
 
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Steve, I can understand your frustration. I was doing 15 lbs of sticks back in the day! Just on my last canister of stuffing and noticed one of the stuffer mechanism had gone off kilter just enough to be shaving off very tiny shards of metal into the canister that were not noticeable! Had spent all day on that project, but not knowing when things went to $hit… I picked up all 15 lbs and done the walk of disgust to the garbage can! I hit a few shots of whisky that night!

BTW, your 5 o’clock helper looks tasty!
 
Sorry to hear that....... I had a ground jerky failure yesterday. There was something wrong with the ground chuck I bought. Food lion has it on sale for 3.49/lb. When I mixed in the seasoning you could tell something was wrong. The meat would not bind together. Added a little binder and still wouldn't come together. Dehydrated for 16 hrs and now have 3 lbs of grainy jerky headed to the trash bin......
 
First time using a sous vide to finish them.
Just wondering what your time and temp schedule was ?

Vacuum bag failed. Water got in.
If you're using the Inkbird sealer that a lot of use bought awhile back , make sure it's locked down good on both corners .
I found on mine that the right side would engaged enough to run the operation , but didn't allow a good seal . Had several bags fail in the freezer .
 
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