The new grinder, Bratwurst and me
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 41
Like Tree90Likes

Thread: The new grinder, Bratwurst and me

  1. Top | #1
    Bubber's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:10 PM
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,578
    Thanks
    445
    Thanked 601 Times in 385 Posts

    The new grinder, Bratwurst and me

    Back before Christmas, I asked about grinders. I bought the Cabela's 1/2 hp grinder. I've used it several times for grinding meat, but now I have used it for what I really wanted to try and that's make sausage. I've eaten a lot of sausage in my lifetime, so I believed that I was qualified to make it. I decided to make bratwurst. I used my highly technical recipe selection process, which was using the first search result returned by Google. I wanted to focus on the technique. Btw, you really have to have two people to make this work (at least I had to). I cut the 70% pork shoulder/30% chuck into cubes Saturday evening. Last night, I started by grinding it all up.



    If you've ever stuffed sausage, you now and if you haven't, trust me, there was a bunch of work that went on here, so no pictures this time. We ended up with these kinds of things.





    It was a good bit of work, but fun times with Mrs. Bubber. I grilled some up for dinner tonight. When I brought it in, I cut a piece to get a little sample before I took after pics and before I knew it, this is what was left. We just stood in the kitchen eating sausage.



    It was really good. It is very mild recipe. What I was most impressed with was that its texture and consistency was as good as my local butcher. All in all, it was a lot of fun, which is why we do this kind of thing in the first place and we got some really good sausage out of it.

    This weekend I'm going to grind up some meat and we are going to mix up and make several 1/4 lb batches to try different recipes. We won't stuff them, it'll just be a tasting exercise. If you made it this far, thanks for reading another of my adventures in my own personal education.
    2014 2032r Classic...


    -Dan

  2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Bubber For This Useful Post:

    ColonyPark (03-17-2015), Dingeryote (03-18-2015), etcallhome (03-20-2015), farmgirl19 (03-17-2015), gbnpp05 (03-17-2015), Gizmo2 (03-17-2015), johnH123 (03-16-2015), KD7CAO (03-18-2015)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  4. Top | #2
    johnH123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 05:56 PM
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    4,364
    Thanks
    462
    Thanked 327 Times in 276 Posts
    Just took a 3-550lbs pig in, getting a whole a$$load of ground. Can't wait for all of the sausage!!!!!
    Btw, how did you tie those off?
    Bubber likes this.
    - 2002 John Deere 4510 TLB PR,
    -Woods BB60X 60" rotary cutter
    -Countyline box blade,
    -Allis Chalmers sickle mower,
    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
    Murray 624 mower/38" deck

  5. Top | #3
    flyweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:59 PM
    Location
    Louisiana, (southeast)
    Posts
    9,366
    Thanks
    820
    Thanked 1,733 Times in 1,194 Posts
    Like.


    I'll take 5 lbs., to start.
    etcallhome, Gizmo2, Bubber and 3 others like this.
    Michael

    2019 JD Z540R 54" cutting deck w/MulchControl™
    1984 JD 750
    1971 JD 15 Chainsaw ← hasn't run since ~1975

    Also have a bunch of other stuff.
    ---------------------------------------
    " If there's no one around to smell me, do I really stink"?
    - John Wells - Brewster County, West Texas.










  6. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  7. Top | #4
    Brians2032R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Last Online
    03-07-2019 @ 08:48 AM
    Location
    Lafayette, IN
    Posts
    583
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked 62 Times in 55 Posts
    ^^^^Next Please!!!^^^^^

    Looks good. We've done that a time or two. Eating straight off the grill before it gets to the table that is.
    Bubber, farmgirl19 and Levi like this.
    2014 John Deere 2032R
    H130 FEL, 54" Front Blade modded to 70", "Priceless" Artillian 42" pallet forks.http://www.artillian.com/
    I-Match hitch, Ballast Box, Box Blade, Landscape Rake, Rear Blade
    Traded in: 1026R w/fel, 60" auto conn. deck. Great tractor. Will be missed.
    Sold to fil: 445 w/54" deck, snow blade/plow, 3pt. hitch
    Sold to father: JD stx38 Has outrun it's hood.

  8. Top | #5
    Bubber's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:10 PM
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,578
    Thanks
    445
    Thanked 601 Times in 385 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    Just took a 3-550lbs pig in, getting a whole a$$load of ground. Can't wait for all of the sausage!!!!!
    Btw, how did you tie those off?
    Just tied knots in each end and each link is twisted in the opposite direction. I snip them apart with scissors and they stay put. I wouldn't squeeze them, though.
    2014 2032r Classic...


    -Dan

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Bubber For This Useful Post:

    johnH123 (03-17-2015)

  10. Top | #6
    Senior GTT Super Slacker Gizmo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 04:11 PM
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    34,166
    Thanks
    5,769
    Thanked 3,948 Times in 2,911 Posts
    I like sausage!
    Bubber, farmgirl19, Levi and 1 others like this.
    Keith

    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, Artillian Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD, The Wife
    BX42 Chipper, XUV 560 Gator, Z915B ZTrak

  11. Top | #7
    MDrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 08:10 PM
    Location
    S.E. WI
    Posts
    3,899
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked 632 Times in 408 Posts
    Wisconsin knows a bit about brats. Here's a few to think about
    Jim's Meat Market And Deli
    Levi likes this.
    Mike

    Sometimes I'm only funny to myself.

    300, 140, 318, 430, 314, 110. Brinly plows, disk, 80 cart, couple of 49 blowers, 3 54 blades, 33 tiller, tilt dump MCS, HPX Gator, CS Gator, Model A. Struck MD 750 w/bucket and hoe.
    Drew's Performance: We screwed the last guy so we can pass the savings on to you.

  12. Top | #8
    2LaneCruzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 04:12 PM
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked 503 Times in 361 Posts
    The title of your post sounds great! Almost like a song title from a Disney film. I wish I hadn't read it though; you have tweaked an interest in me that never existed before. I spend enough time as it is on the grill and the smoker...and I love brats...and now I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't try to make my own. I have a freezer, and am a sucker for meat sales and mark-downs...and I'm betting I can make a better breakfast sausage than Jimmy Dean. Oh, crap. How much of an investment is this going to take?
    farmgirl19 and Levi like this.
    Have wings, will travel.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to 2LaneCruzer For This Useful Post:

    KD7CAO (03-18-2015)

  14. Top | #9
    Marlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    05-22-2019 @ 03:31 PM
    Location
    The Willamette Valley, Laurelwood/Gaston, Oregon
    Posts
    4,682
    Thanks
    1,960
    Thanked 746 Times in 464 Posts
    Thanks for the post. What stuffer do you have, I don't see a picture? We bought the 20# stuffer from Cabela's and were very please. We made sausage from 50# of ground pork butts from a local butcher. I have a great recipe for Italian which is next on my list.
    Levi likes this.
    Marlin

    JD 1026R - March/2013
    JD H120 NSL Loader, JD 647 Tiller, JD Ballast Box
    Frontier BB2048L Box Scraper
    IMatch, Piranha Tooth Bar
    Ken's Bolt-On Hooks & FEL Receiver Hitch
    John Deere Wheel & Suitcase Weights
    Wheel Spacers - 2" Front, 4" Rear
    Heavy Hitch Hitch’N Can
    LED Lights Front & Rear Facing
    Artillian Forks & Front Hoe
    R4 Tires Front & Rear


    
"Prayer can never be in excess." ~ C. H. Spurgeon




  15. Top | #10
    CNGreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 10:34 PM
    Location
    Pike Road, Alabama
    Posts
    1,072
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 76 Times in 67 Posts
    Good job on the sausage making.
    2014 John Deere 5100E H240 FEL 6' Rakemaster Root Grapple, 2016 Woods PSS72 food plot seeder, 2013 John Deere XUV 550 S4 2015 Orsi 12' boom mower with flail head, 2016 John Deere 4105 with front end loader, 2016 John Deere MX6, 2018 Everything Attachments 55" Wicked Grapple. 2018 Everything Attachments Severe Extreme Duty 6' Landscape Rake, 2018 John Deere 1025R TLB with 54D quick connect deck [SIZE=2][COLOR="#008000"]

  16. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •