First Try at Frankfurters

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First Try at Frankfurters

Postby jmcrig » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:49 am

Decided to try some frankfurters. Recipe is a 60/40 mix beef to pork.

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Stuffed and hanging to dry before cooking.
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man I gotta move next door to you.
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Postby ChileFarmer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:17 pm

Fine looking sausage, and the taste was? great I bet. CF :D
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Postby Boots » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:52 pm

Well, Hot Dog !!!

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Re: First Try at Frankfurters

Postby jmcrig » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:11 pm

ChileFarmer wrote:Fine looking sausage, and the taste was? great I bet. CF :D
Mark, got my a-maz-n smoker and got my bacon finished.
The results were good, love the smoker. Photos here. http://curingandsmoking.blogspot.com/


The results looked great, Good Eats. Glad I could be of assistance.
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Re: First Try at Frankfurters

Postby Papa Tom » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:35 pm

Well Mark you're now experienced in America's hands down favorite sausage and they look splendid.

I have to say that I miss the old days when you could just go to the butcher's counter and buy some genuine "gut dogs" now ya have to make them but that's OK.
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Re: First Try at Frankfurters

Postby jmcrig » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:10 pm

Not happy with the outcome. Letting them spend some time in the refrigerator to see if that helps. I think part of the issue was my process, and part was the amount of water needed to emulsify the mixture. Had a friend offer the use of a buffalo chopper, may try that. And also may try my 1/8th grinding disc. Flavor not bad, but could use some more garlic and less water.
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Postby spacetrucker » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:32 pm

I was wondering about your emulsification process, "hot dogs" are one of my desires also, I see em everywhere meat markets and such, so I must be able to make them myself as well. May have to build my own kitchen in the back yard first the wife is givin me grief for over taking the kitchen on some sausage making occasions.....
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Re: First Try at Frankfurters

Postby Papa Tom » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:41 pm

I have make knockwurst that turned out good but I'm still apprehensive about the emulsification process. I have never seen a Buffalo chopper except in the movies so that's out of the question. I used a small then smallest plates on my grinder and crushed ice to keep it cool while mixing. Like I said it worked out well but that was a pretty small batch.
I guess if I keep it to successive smaller batches maybe it will work out.
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Re: First Try at Frankfurters

Postby jmcrig » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:28 pm

This wasn't a setback, it's just another learning experience.
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