Tag Archives: brine

Roasted Squirrel

Over the last few years, I have experimented extensively with various ways of roasting squirrel. The topic of slow cooking squirrels has been thoroughly covered, but there still seems to be some mystery when it comes to actually presenting a … Continue reading

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Venison Pastrami

I’ve had some excellent success with venison charcuterie experiments in the past, but none have turned out quite as well as venison pastrami, which is something that I have been intending to do for over a year. The recipe itself … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Preparations

Per tradition, we are prepping our Venison for St Patty’s Day. Last year’s celebration was a bit larger scale (we corned nearly 20 pounds of meat). With the Holiday falling on a Monday this year, we went a bit smaller, … Continue reading

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4th of July Ribs

I bet you were expecting to see some pork rib porn. I’ll leave that to higher authorities on the subject. We’ve been a little BBQ heavy lately, so its time to get back to some wild game. Squirrel Ribs. Many hunters … Continue reading

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Marijuana Fed Pigs, Saturated Fats, & The Science Behind Brining

Butcher BB Ranch Is Feeding Marijuana to Pigs Mixing the fresh herby greens to the regular pig slop adds fiber to the pigs’ diet and reportedly gave the meat a more savory bite. Von Schneidau hopes to do a blind taste … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Wrap Up

After 10 days of pickling and overnight cooking in multiple Dutch Ovens, our  Corned Venison came out beautifully. We used Shanks, Sirloin, Shoulder and Sirloin Tip cuts. Texturally, the Shank meat was my favorite.    

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St Patty’s Update

Managed to get 17 pounds of Venison into the pickling brine in preparation for the Corned Venison and Hash feast on St Patrick’s Day. This 5 Gallon piece of stoneware came in handy for the task. 

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