Dunno how I forgot to post this. This weekend was a big one for BBQ and encased meats. I made all-beef hot dogs and smoked the bacon I had been curing. HOLY CRAP bacon, home made, why don't more people do this?
Started with this. Cost a pretty penny, but hoo boy, was it worth it.
Before stuffing/smoking, my fridge was nearly filled with MEAT
My poor sausage stuffer could barely handle it. Me and a buddy took turns putting all of our weight into the plunger to push this stuff through, finally ended up OK though.
The final result. Kosher dogs!