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Basic Equipment List

In Equipment,Fermented sausage,Fresh Sausage,Making salami on August 7, 2010 by fred Tagged: , ,

Here’s the basic list of equipment I have for making home-made meat products.  Links are to the products I use personally:

Fresh sausage, hot dogs, smoked sausage, salami, fermented sausages all start with the same basic equipment:

The only additional piece of equipment you need to make hot dogs is a food processor.  In it you emulsify the hot dog meat before stuffing it into casings.

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When making salami at home goes horribly wrong (in other words, do not promise your first batch to your father-in-law for Christmas)

In Dried sausage,Fermented sausage,Fermented Sausage Equipment,Lessons learned,Salami on July 21, 2010 by fred Tagged: , , ,

This was a video Christmas card I made for my father-in-law to tell him that he will get some of my first batch of salami.  See how smug and self-satisfied I am in  my naivete?  Of course, everything went horribly wrong after I shot this video, and I ended up having to throw away the meat AND the converted freezer.

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So what happened?  Through some troubleshooting and testing, I found out:

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