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pikestabber last won the day on November 11 2015

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  1. I don't think there'd necessarily be a loss of flavor...with a pork jus, as you mentioned, perhaps it might even enhance the flavor. What I would be more concerned with is a loss of texture. Canning anything tends to run the risk of overcooking, and the beautiful thing about a sausage (any variety) is the natural juices created when your product is cooked through the first time. Cooking it down again might over process the fats and fibers in your fatties...just wondering if it would get a mealy texture? I could be wrong, and I agree it never hurts to experiment, but as someone who dabbles in many home processing and meat processing activities, I just think it's a lot of extra steps for something that freezes very well to begin with. I'll stay tuned, however, to see what you come up with. After years of reading your recipes on here, I imagine you will find a way that works!
  2. ^^^This... I do have some recipes that I created that I enjoy, but it's always been after a lot of tinkering to get it just right. I also use Curly's seasonings as a base to almost all of my sausage, and it gets rave reviews. I often add more heat, more garlic, etc., and I think adding NFDM (nonfat dry milk) at a rate of 1 cup per 5#s makes a HUGE difference in the texture of any smoked sausage (wieners, polish, summer, etc.). If you do go with a book, make small batches first (5#s or less), then taste test and add whatever else you like to personalize the flavor. Honestly, there is so much info online (like Reinhardt's page above), that you may as well save the book money and buy some seasonings instead.
  3. It seems Eugene is the only character in this show that has stayed consistent. He's smart, he's a coward, he's resourceful, and he will do anything for self-preservation. We are seeing that again now, as we did before. He doesn't care what side he's on so long as it keeps him alive. As for everyone else... Meh. I really don't even have a rooting interest anymore. Kind of hoping the Walkers take everyone out at this point.
  4. ...assuming you can still drive it, that is... You can get a voltmeter for about $20, give or take, and if you aren't comfortable testing it yourself, you might find a buddy who can? There's a lot of info online to help, too.
  5. Yeah, don't do that... You can end up doing some serious damage to your car. Lots more computer "stuff" in newer cars to fry out. Bring it to a part store...almost all of them can grab a voltmeter and test your alternator. Most will do it for free. I just replaced my battery a couple days ago for a similar problem and it turns out the alternator was shot, too. One can kill the other, and vice-versa, too. Their fates aren't always tied together, but I agree you'd be wise to get your alternator tested.
  6. Vikes to sign Reiff from Detroit. Solid move--there will likely be some sticker shock, but you have to (over)pay to playin FA. I like the move. Still need OL help, a RB, perhaps a receiver, too. They made a play for Alshon Jeffery but he chose to go to Philly. Kalil now in Carolina on a (if you can even believe it) 5 year/$55 million deal with $25 million guaranteed! Don't they have access to game film? My word... Apparently Lacy is coming to town for a visit. Pass. Locke is punting in Indy, Rhett Ellison to NY Gs, and apparently Jarius Wright was traded...somewhere Wouldn't mind an offer for Murray from Oakland. Three down back. Lots of pieces moving and we are just getting started! What do you folks want to see?
  7. I felt like this half-season was off to a pretty good start, actually, considering my growing disdain over the past few seasons... I didn't even mind the slow down episode with Eugene. But last week... Ugh... Hello, Disappointment. I've been expecting you. Too much to tear apart in one thread, but these "happy accidents" are getting beyond ridiculous. In a world where Negan owns everyone, and tons of groups are out scavenging the hillside for ANY speck of loot, what DO you suppose the odds are of finding crates of MREs in a high school along with 63 military grade guns laying around the yard, all because you stopped to chase a deer into the woods? Maybe about as good as the odds of Spencer going into a patch of woods totally randomly last year and finding a deer hunter with a note in his pocket, in Latin, with the coordinates of a warehouse full of goodies...and it just so happens that Spencer knows Latin? Remember that little gem? I swear, they bring in a guest 8 year old to pen scripts now again.
  8. I did a lot (meaning 50-60+ hours) of walking each fall/winter for many years with a .22 through jack pines and cedar swamps, and I still go a couple times a year now, but the population is way down in my area. I attributed this to the cycle at first, but they have simply never cycled back. I can't count how many double digit days my brother and I had over the years, and now a hard day of hunting seldom produces more than 4-5 hares.
  9. Just a month ago saying "a win against the Badgers" would have been laughable, and now it seems likely! Quite a turn-around...getting hot at the right time!
  10. I used to vac seal, too, but I think that's where some tightly wrapped press n seal saves time and money. And I very specifically mean the Glad brand Press n Seal--I won't waste a dime on anything else ever again. That stuff is magic. Between this first layer and then the protection of a freezer bag, I've eaten shrooms a year later will no sign of frost bite! Even reading back through this thread I didn't see a mention of hens? Not sure who that was meant for, but I will take a crack at it and say that I would have to think they hold up as well as Chickens would, which in my experience is A-Okay.
  11. Yes, please. I have no faith in Kuemper even in spot duty. He really does have the talent, but he's too much of a head case. The Francisco Liriano of hockey? Lol. Last night was a dumpster fire (although that fourth goal wasn't his fault, it still rattled him--we can't have that mentality on any level, even if he sees the ice very infrequently).
  12. Sounds like we have pretty serious interest in Latavius Murray from Oakland. I'd be all for that. Good runner, decent receiving back, and good pass blocking back. AKA, a complete RB and a 3-down guy. At 27, he's not a super long term solution, but for 2-3 years I'd take swing at him. This draft is solid at RB, so we can draft and develop while Murray and McKinnon hold down the fort. As for AP, I have so many good memories, and he might even be poised for one of those bounce-back type years where he rips of 1300 and 12 TDs, but I just have to believe that should be done somewhere else. He flat out doesn't fit this offensive style. We need a more well rounded back (Murray or someone like him). Hang up your spurs in Texas, AP. Thanks for the good times.
  13. Seems like lately we've beaten them in the regular season and we get dusted in the playoffs, so if this is a step toward reversing that trend, I'm fine with it.
  14. Considering the names they were throwing around, I think it's a good thing nothing happened. Now to push for that 8 seed...
  15. The other "hot" rumor is Shumpert from the Cavs. I'd be on board with this (at least more so than the Rose idea), but I don't see it as a massive upgrade by any means. Rubio is going one way or the other by the sound of things.