I live on a hobby farm and process all my own animals. Last fall a friend was complaining about her dog getting sick from eating the apples that fell from her apple tree. I said I’d take the apples for my pigs. Well my pigs never had apples and wouldn’t touch them! But the turkeys loved the apples. I ended up finishing my turkeys on the apples. Nothing like “apple” turkey smoked on apple wood. Best turkey I ever had.
Great article! I always made my sausages the “old fashioned” way and measured consistency/protein extraction by feel. It’s worked OK but I think I’ll be getting some equipment to help me fine tune my processes.