Artisan Meat Processing

Choice Beef Hack Nirvana

This post is similar to some others on this website, but is different in that it offers only my family’s preference of convenient beef items and it does not go into spelled-out recipes.  Complete recipes and procedures are explained in some other Meat Mentor posts.  Feel free to ask for more information if interested in any of these processing practices.  The following information is… Read More »

Occasional User Meat Equipment

Three separate acquaintances of mine recently decided to purchase electric tabletop meat grinders.  I have had my home meat processing setup for many years; so was not thinking about a need to offer direction to others that might be looking to begin processing  wholesale cases of pork or beef and/or wild game meat.  That’s right, home meat processing equipment can be… Read More »

A Barrel of Luck

It’s been right at 5 years since I developed the Wolfer style smoke-cooker and I’m now more confident than ever that it can hang in there with anything this side of climate-controlled commercial smokehouses/thermal processing units. As some of you may know by now:  I have been poor and/or frugal my entire life.  Have been associated with agriculture, and with the meat… Read More »

Pulled-Pork Nirvana

Since this post will go against the outdoor cooking powers that be, perhaps the made up word Nerve-ana could also be considered appropriate in the title.  Speaking of nerve, when propane is allowed on the BBQ contest circuit we might well start seeing the use of gas-fired, climate-controlled portable smokehouses that are manufactured by commercial food processing equipment companies. I was greatly heartened some… Read More »