What to use for practice?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cubguy17, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I came across a meat grinder from Dick's sporting goods normally priced 99.99 on sale for 39.97, (It was the last one) It say's it can grind 2 lbs of meat per minute, I don't know anything about these things so I don't know if I got a good deal or not but, pretty much I couldn't pass it up. I want to use it for making deer sausage, but beings that I got my GOSM for christmas I had to jerky up the two deer I shot right away, so what else do I use just pork butt or is there a better cut of meat to use for some practice?
  2. dwayne

    dwayne Fire Starter

    I used to cut meat for a few years at the local store in my little home town thats what we used for sausage was boston butts i.e. its a really fatty part of the hog but has alot of flavor...[​IMG]
  3. wegzta

    wegzta Newbie

    Pork butt or shoulder is a good start. They are pretty hard to screw up. Just a simple rub and you get great sandwiches. You could also try loin.
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cub pork roast,pork butt,pork flank-leave the fat in there-makes a great sausage-I skin the grissle fat off-clogs my grinder-I add hi mountian spice&cure and makes wonderful sausage-than grind again 3/8s-than to the vertical.
  5. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Guy's think I'll grab a butt this weekend and give it a try. I did pick up some High Mountain spice and cure when I got the grinder. If I come across some deer meat do I go 50\50 butt and venison?
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    when you do sausage.......you want bout 30% fat..........and a normal boston butt, is bout perfect for that..............rock on dude.....and take pics

    (GO CUBS)
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Stop into Roll Call and say howdee... It's kinda a tradition. Like good sausage making :{)
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think he done did that Rich-long ago-hmmm maybe I was drunk and didn't notice.
  9. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic


    Points to you for your post. I have been thinking about the same thing.
    Lou Piniella was a GOD in Seattle, he owned the town, you guys are lucky to have him. I still have some VHS tapes of his pre-game interviews, he is classic old school, funny as hell & one of a kind. Some of the stories I have heard told about him when he was with the Mariners & in seattle are legendary. GO M's!
  10. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Sorry All for the Lou P. stuff, he's legendary around Seattle. Did I ever
    tell you the story about Lou &........
  11. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'm a fan of Lou, I only wish A-Rod would have followed him in the offseason, their still buddies from those M's days.
  12. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I just did some sausage a few weeks ago for the first time. We used country style ribs which is just a pork shoulder cut into smaller pieces. There is a local place that has them on sale for 88 cents a pound all the time and they worked great for the grinder cause they are just the right size to go though there and you dont have to cut up the shoulder yourself.
  13. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you're just wanting grinding practice, get some cheap round or chuck steak and make burger. You can also use this for snack stix, if you are wanting to practice sausage making.

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