Baymule's Feeder Pigs 2017

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Thanks for sharing! Gosh, I miss homegrown pork. We used to butcher, but didn't process the meat ourselves. It's something I'd love to learn to do.
Well I just gave you a pictorial to follow!! :lol: It's not that hard, if you make a mistake, just eat the evidence and nobody will know!
 

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My husband started a fire in the smoker at 6:30 this morning. Our neighbor Jennifer, dropped her bacon off on her way to work. We smoked it for her. My husband smoked our bacon, low and slow while I ran the meat grinder.

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On one of DH's trips through the house, he got the bathroom scale and we weighed the ground meat. It weighed 22 pounds. I added the spice mix.

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I stirred the spice mix in the meat.

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I cooked a patty for a taste test. We each ate half and it was good!

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The bacon smelled so good! It got all brown and smoked. I would go get a slab when DH pronounced it done and I took another slab back to him.

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I just had to cut some, not easy to do--hot bacon is slick and squooshy.

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Then of course I just had to cook some of my irregular cut squooshy bacon.

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DH worked hard all day, tending the fire and the meat. A few months ago, there was a display of smoker pits at Walmart for $99. We bought one. While we can't lay a whole hog on it, why would we want to? It rolled the smoke and made the whole neighborhood smell good. DH maintained the temperature and kept the fire from getting too hot. Somebody forgot to turn off the heat outside and it was hot!

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We put the smoker under the carport because we were supposed to get lots of rain from a tropical storm, but we only got a few showers.
 

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I made the stuffed sausage.
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DHsmoked it to perfection !
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I bagged up the pan sausage. I used a small bowl to measure the amount of sausage per bag.

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I got 8 bags.

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We finished up at 4:30. We took showers, ate and collapsed. Tomorrow I will bag the smoked stuffed sausage, it was too hot and juicy. It's in the refrigerator with the bacon. We. Are. Tired.
 

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I cooked one of those stuffed sausages last night.

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We sliced it in half and put it on a bun with home grown onion and home made pickles. It was fantastic! Best smoked sausage ever! I ate two!!

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