2019 FALL MUSHROOMS PA

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. trahn008

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    Found some velvet shank mushrooms last week while out with the smoke pole. If the weather stays warm I’ll have to start a Winter Thread. Happy Hunting!
     
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    Barnacle Smoker Pics! Happy Smoking! 948E670E-498A-4A6F-8C1E-68AB6893AD5B.jpeg
     
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    61091C2E-D2CB-4594-AA0C-094483C8894F.jpeg 74D165D6-5908-478F-AD95-7F85C0F47DC6.jpeg 0ADD8A9E-E668-4B65-A570-C2389E715142.jpeg Looks fantastic Trahn! I bought some processing equipment but have yet to use it other than the meat lugs for butchering and brining. This was my first time smoking a whole hind deer leg. I was astounded as to how the shank turned out. I thought it would be tough due to all the facia and connective tissue but it came out beautiful. I can’t get over the colors that developed during the process. The shanks of animals are so under rated, IMO. I caught my cousin throwing them in the garbage off of a big buck! Needless to say I tore him a new one. He just wasn’t taught properly I guess, but for sure will not make that mistake again. I’m all ears if anyone has advise for me on recipes or brands of seasonings for different types of sausages / snack sticks etc. or tips on casing types & diameters. I wonder if ground up black trumpets would be good in a sausage?
     
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    Smoking Meats.com forum. Everything you need or want to know about smoking meats can be found on this forum Barnacle. Great group of people! Happy Smoking!
     
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    I wonder if ground up black trumpets would be good in a sausage? From my experience any sausage made in large batches and frozen don't do well with items added besides spices. Now with a small fresh batch to be eaten right away any things game. Happy Stuffing!
     
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    Great thanks Trahn.
     
  8. steelernation

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    Sausage looks good, Trahn! I wish I had a smoker, or room for one, but if I did, it'd probably be running continuously.

    Here are my efforts from one day in mid-October. (from left, clockwise) Chicken Herb, traditional Bratwurst, Andouille and Chorizo. Good times!

    Next time: the homemade liqueurs!
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    Steeler.. My smoker has been running hard for about the last 3 months. Will be doing one last batch of cheese and that will be it until spring. Love making sausage, looking to set up a sausage making party with friends and family next year. This Subject may need it's own thread!
     
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    Heading back to the car after flintlock hunting yesterday, I found either a bears head tooth or a lions mane( I am pretty sure it was lions mane) on an oak tree. It was really brown and starting to fall apart. Last week we had a day that was 10 degrees in the morning an that is probably what finished it. I still haven't found one to try.
     
  11. SquirrelKing

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    Hey guys , found some winter oysters today . Wasn’t 100% sure so I asked big foot and he confirmed lol
     
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    Hey King, Nothing like fresh cold weather oysters. You have me thinking chicken cheese steak with fresh oysters! Happy Hunting!
     
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    My buddy and I went birding and not only found some odd bracket gilled mushrooms and late-fall oysters, but also where someone had cut probably a couple of pounds of lion's mane from a path-side tree. In January. Seriously, with this stupid weather!
     
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    Hey King, Looks like somebody climbed that tree and got some of your cold weather oyster's! Happy Climbing!
     
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    Yeah , grabbed a ladder when I left work . They were to good to let go to waste lol
     
  16. beagleboy

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    Last day of Flintlock and found about a pound of oyster mushrooms. When the morels start I will probably see deer everywhere.