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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:02 am

National Bratwurst day...lol I thought that pony was a Floridian's avatar, but no, Wisconsin. That makes more sense. It looks good. Send some East. The closest thing I have is venison italian sausage. I do have some roasted sauce frozen from last year. Sounds like a plan.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:11 am

Well, here's a reason to get the brats we cooked a few weeks ago out of the freezer! Great - dinner is gonna be easy!! 😃
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:11 am

This is the best I can do on short notice.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:28 am

JRinPA wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:02 am
National Bratwurst day...lol I thought that pony was a Floridian's avatar, but no, Wisconsin. That makes more sense. It looks good. Send some East. The closest thing I have is venison italian sausage. I do have some roasted sauce frozen from last year. Sounds like a plan.
My avatar has been known to change like the wind especially during Tormato's MMMM swap. I had a complaint about my old one so my daughter gifted me this one. Gotta love those kids. I must say this is a huge improvement on my old one. I like it.
I gotta go get some beer to simmer my brats in. Here in Wisconsin they must be simmered in beer and onions with a little garlic too before they sit on a nice hot bed of charcoal to be grilled to perfection.
I'm so sorry that you have to suffer through a venison Italian sausage on this great national holiday... :cry:
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:44 am

I eat enough bratwurst as it is throughout the year. :lol:
I'll make up for it in October when the weather cools off.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:48 am

LOL so much for sausage solidarity!
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:23 pm

Bratwurst is the best!
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Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:05 pm

I'm so sorry that you have to suffer through a venison Italian sausage on this great national holiday... :cry:
It was rough...but I persevered. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:52 pm

That looks yummy! But what kind of bun is that?? I love all sausages equally.

Why isn't national brat day during football season? Oh wait it is football season...or should be.
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:14 pm

Flour tortilla. That was the second one for me so the plate was already sauced up. I sliced the sausage down the middle to make 6 wraps. Fat, juicy wraps...now I want them again. Other than that we only had maier's italian and that would have been a mess. We haven't kept rolls on hand for years. They'd get forgotten and go moldy, but the tortillas are long storing on the counter so there are usually a few dozen for quesadillas or enchiladas. We also use them a lot for eggs, I use them for venison steak sandwiches, and apparently, now sausage sandwiches. This was so good we had sausages again two days later. The sauce is already a bit fiery, but that one fresh jalapeno along with all the fresh peppers put it over the top.

The only bad news is I think were are close to out of stuffed sausages, so that means we'll have to make more this year. And it is some work to do the stuffing on a meat grinder. I have shied away from a vertical stuffer just because we already have enough one trick ponies.

Speaking of ponies, did you take any pics on Nat. Brat. Day @MissS ?
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Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:51 am

You have an electric grinder with a stuffing plate?
The vertical stuffer is the best money I ever spent regardless of it being just for stuffing sausage.
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Post: # 28742Unread post MissS
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:17 am

JRinPA wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:14 pm
Flour tortilla. That was the second one for me so the plate was already sauced up. I sliced the sausage down the middle to make 6 wraps. Fat, juicy wraps...now I want them again. Other than that we only had maier's italian and that would have been a mess. We haven't kept rolls on hand for years. They'd get forgotten and go moldy, but the tortillas are long storing on the counter so there are usually a few dozen for quesadillas or enchiladas. We also use them a lot for eggs, I use them for venison steak sandwiches, and apparently, now sausage sandwiches. This was so good we had sausages again two days later. The sauce is already a bit fiery, but that one fresh jalapeno along with all the fresh peppers put it over the top.

The only bad news is I think were are close to out of stuffed sausages, so that means we'll have to make more this year. And it is some work to do the stuffing on a meat grinder. I have shied away from a vertical stuffer just because we already have enough one trick ponies.

Speaking of ponies, did you take any pics on Nat. Brat. Day @MissS ?
No I didn't. Shame on me. I guess I was too busy thinking about the food before me. They sure were good though and I am ready to have them again.
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Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:11 am

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You have an electric grinder with a stuffing plate?
The vertical stuffer is the best money I ever spent regardless of it being just for stuffing sausage.
What model stuffer and what did it cost?

Yep still use the #12 krefft with a plastic stuffing setup. I converted a foot pedal for on/off so it works well enough, but it's just tiresome to have to constantly feed the tray with twice ground meat and plunge down the small throat. The real annoyance is the nickel and dimeing. Besides the foot pedal, I bought one metal tube for $ to fit ring bologna and thought I was set, then bought the universal multi-tube plastic for $$ to stuff italian, then shaped some dowels to plunge out the stuffing tubes when done (the tubes have little ridges inside so a full diameter stick won't fit) and now want to spend $$$$ for a stuffer that probably won't fit these parts. Instead of just buying a stuffer first and kitting that out.
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Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:36 pm

I'll get with you this evening or tomorrow.
It may not be as bad as you think.
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Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:16 pm

@JRinPA
I measured my container did the calculations and it is a ten pound stuffier.
Maybe I need to write 10# on the side of the thing so I can remember. :lol:
I bough it from the Sausage maker some time ago and it is discontinued.
They still make them under different names.
If you get a stuffer it will come with the stuffing tubes or it better.
Mine didn't come with one small enough to do Slim Jims so I made one here ate home.
At the time I think the cast was from 100 to 150 dollars I cant remember.
If you get one bigger and it has a larger diameter it will be very difficult to stuff Slim Jim casings.
Mine is 7.5 inches in diameter on the inside.
Another option is a taller stuffer but still having a small diameter.
Here is a pictuer of one like mine but a five pound capacity you can get them as I said under different names.
It has metal gears.
Mine using regular hog casings will spit sausage out faster than you can chase it across the room.
Lots of options out there and you dont have to break the bank.
Mine is bolted down to a work bench which I call my sausage meat processing station and it stays there.
The #22 grinder is on the other end of the work bench.
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Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:12 pm

Thanks for the post. I'll check out the sausage maker when I can. Are those US made?
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Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:37 am

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Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Thanks for the post. I'll check out the sausage maker when I can. Are those US made?
The sausage maker doesn't sell this model anymore and it was made in China but well made.
The lead screw has Metric acme threads because none of my imperial leaves on my Acme screw pitch gauge fit them.
I also noticed that the sausage maker doesn't even sell a 10 pound sausage stuffer leading me to think mine may have been the 15 pound model.
Reason being I measured from the very top of the container and it came out to 15.159 pounds water capacity.
7.5 diameter 9.5 height.
Before I measured down below where the plunging disc would sit and came out at a little over 12 pounds and rounded down to 10.
When I bought mine they had a slew of equipment they dont sell anymore.
The 15 through I think 30 pound models all use the same stuffing tube of which has a 2 inch diameter at the connecting point.
The 5 pound stuffer has a smaller 1.5 inch diameter.
Cabelas has a clearance sale going on with some nice stuffers.
https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabelas ... ge-stuffer
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Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:50 pm

I'd probably look/buy used. I don't like throwing the little money I have that far to the East.
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Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:53 pm

@JRinPA
I can't blame you there.
As it is, too much of it goes over there.
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