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Old 07-03-17, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Homemade hot dogs

Last year I made brats. And the final product was truly outstanding. But, the stuffing experience wasn't. The sausage horns (stuffing tubes) that are for the KitchenAid mixer are a real pain to use. The grinder attachment works great. The stuffing tubes don't.

So, that alone has sort of deterred me from making sausage for a while. But, not any more. After having stuffed brats with the KitchenAid stuffer attachment as well as with an actual sausage stuffer, I can say unequivocally that the difference is like night and day. Waaaaay easier. To stuff a batch of sausage with the KitchenAid tubes takes about an hour. With one of these stuffers, about 15 minutes - and I'm slow. This experience was so much easier, better, and faster than last time when I made brats that I could see doing this almost every week now.

After much research, I learned that the Kitchener sausage stuffer is absolutely exactly the same as the top rated LEM stuffer that sells for $148, except that the gear is nylon instead of metal. However, after reading a lot of reviews, unless the machine is abused, the gear will last just as long. The Kitchener has been selling for about $100: https://camelcamelcamel.com/Kitchene...uct/B0046AOFKG But, just recently, they were marked down to $59.99. I dug around for a coupon and found one. So, I bought this stuffer for a total pretax cost of $49.99.

Sausage stuffer for $59.99: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...9319_200449319
$10 off $50 coupon code: 253360.
Total cost: $49.99 plus tax (free ship to store)

The $10 off coupon code expires tomorrow on 4 July.

Alright, enough talk. On with the pictures.

The hot dogs, buns, and mustard were all from scratch. The beef flavor of the hot dogs really shined. The snap of the hog intestine was very nice. I used hog intestines instead of buying sheep because that's what I had and I thought they turned out just as good as had they been a bit smaller.







After being smoked at 190F-220F for 90 minutes:




Mexican corn. If you've never made Mexican corn, try it. It's awesome.




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Old 07-03-17, 02:08 PM   #2
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AND homemade buns/mustard? I don't know if I could go back to a regular store bought hot dog after this. Looks incredible!
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Old 07-03-17, 04:13 PM   #3
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Attachment 17041...!!

...Those look marvelous...wonder what you could do with some ground wild hog...??

...a little shaved Havarti cheese and some Kraut with caraway seeds in it...??

...frosty mug...!

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Old 07-04-17, 12:50 AM   #4
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Wow!!!!!!!!! Looks great!!!!!!!!!!
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Very nice. What's the difference with Mexican corn?


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Old 07-04-17, 07:29 AM   #6
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The sausage horns (stuffing tubes) that are for the KitchenAid mixer are a real pain to use.
Precisely why I also bought a hand crank...but mine also doesn't grind anymore so I have to use a manual grinder.

Nice doggys...also enjoy a good tubed meats post.

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A. The kernel colors are different.
B. It's called maize
C. You listen to music with a heavy horn section when you eat it. also usually a squeeze box involved.
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Old 07-04-17, 07:35 AM   #7
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Nice work! I have done sausage but never dogs I must try! However as someone who s baking challenged the buns impressed me the most. The look light and fluffy unlike the bricks I would most likely create.
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Old 07-04-17, 08:54 AM   #8
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Nicely done!!!o had a hot dog fresh out of the smoker when I did a job in a kosher plant. It was nothing like store bought. Too bad I couldn't travel with the brisket they offered me.
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Old 07-04-17, 10:18 AM   #9
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This is awesome! Off topic: wonder how venison hot dogs would be? I've got a ton of deer meat, and gotta find a way to get rid of it... The season is near...
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Lime juice on corn. Then, thin layer of mayonnaise. Then, roll in crumbled cotija or feta cheese (or even parmesan) and tap on counter to remove excess. Dust with cayenne or other favorite ground chile.

It's incredibly incredible.
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