I have a new 8 cu ft freezer, woo! Well, "new" we got it used, only two years old, Bosch, bought for about 1/8th the price of a new one. So now I need to put stuff in there.
I've considered buying primals (like a side of pig or quarter cow) because 1. it's cheaper and 2. I can cut it the way I want - THE AMERICAN WAY. Just try buying real st. louis ribs around here, just try it.
So, I have dealt with what I guess you could call 'sub primals,' for example shoulder + trotters of a pig, I can find the gaps in the bone and get through the cartilage without killing myself, but what I really want to do is break down an entire side. I know I need, at the very least, a band saw (was going to buy a manual one) and a cleaver - no using my wusthofs on these babys - but what else is there? Is there a guide out there in internetland that can help me step-by-step? Anybody done this before?