Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Top 10 Must-Have Gifts for Your Man This Holiday Season

Do you have a DIY-loving carnivore in your life? If so, then you are in the right place. Nothing is quite as enjoyable as making your own goods at home, and being able to take meat and process it into sausage is one of the most rewarding DIY activities out there. However, DIY does not have to mean difficult. Whether he is just starting out with home sausage making or he is an experienced homemade sausage connoisseur, here are our top ten favorite sausage-making and meat-related must-have gifts to upgrade your man’s home-cooking game this holiday season.

Hickory Woodchips


The sausage-making process can be a long and challenging one, involving lots of attention to detail and delicate care. When it finally comes time for him to smoke and cook the sausage, you want to make sure that he is doing it with the best possible woodchips that will impart the most desirable flavor. Our hickory woodchips are produced in small made-to-order quantities so that we can maintain a high level of quality. The wood he will use to smoke his sausage is as important as any other ingredient that would be used to make sausage, which is why we love these hickory woodchips. The depth of flavor they give the sausage is unparalleled, and their flavor works with almost any meat.




Italian Bundle Kit


Nothing is quite as delicious as sausage that uses high-quality meat and high-quality spices. Our Italian bundle spice set takes the guesswork out of determining what quantity and combination of spices are needed to create an authentic Italian sausage. This set comes with our Italian Sweet and Italian Hot spice blends as well as Garlic Basil to add a greater depth of flavor to the sausage. With enough spice blend in each pack for up to 10 lbs. of meat, feel free to experiment with different spice and meat combinations to find the flavor that best suits you. We love this spice kit because it allows him to make a truly authentic Italian sausage or be creative and create a unique sausage flavor.



Smokin Bacon Kit


There is never a bad time to eat bacon; however, the holidays are an even better time to enjoy this beloved meat treat. We love this Smokin Bacon kit for many reasons. First, the kit produces really great results. Once he tries to home smoke bacon, he is never going to be able to go back to regular bacon again, as he will realize that the taste and value of home-smoked bacon is pretty unbeatable. Second, if he is new to sausage making or smoking, this kit is a great way to get started, as it is incredibly easy to use and produces consistently delicious results every time. Finally, this really is fun for the whole family, as it makes the bacon-cooking experience much more interactive and fun. Unfortunately, we cannot include actual bacon in your order, but we are pretty sure that anything could be smoked with this kit and it would turn out just as delicious.



5-lb. Sausage Stuffer


There’s an old saying that goes, “Nobody wants to see how the sausage is made.” However, we would like to respectfully disagree in this case. The quintessential home-sausage-making appliance, our 5-lb. sausage stuffer, is what DIY sausage dreams are made of. Both a beautiful piece of machinery and incredibly simple to use, this sausage maker makes a great first sausage stuffer, although we would not recommend this as a stocking stuffer. Along with its ease of use, this sausage stuffer is very easy to clean and will produce consistent results every time.





Stainless Steel Jerky Oven Tray


After bacon, we cannot think of a more universally loved meat product than jerky. Many think that it is impossible to make jerky at home because it requires too much new equipment and too many appliances. Fortunately, we have a solution in a simple oven tray. This tray makes cooking jerky at home a breeze. All he will have to do is skewer the desired meat, hang it on the tray, keep the oven door slightly open and let the drying begin. Not only is this method incredibly easy for a jerky novice, it also makes the kitchen smell amazing with all the jerky scents coming from your slightly open oven door.




Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Gas Burner


If he loves the idea of making sausage at home, he probably enjoys any meat-related activity, such as grilling. If you want an item that is versatile and caters to all sorts of meat cooking, a quality burner is what you need. This heavy-duty burner is not only incredibly easy to use and put together, it also has safety features like safety ignition ports and wind shielding to make sure the burner is safe to use around family and friends without risk of hurting anyone.






Electric Meat Grinder


One of the reasons he might want to make his own sausage and meat products at home is to ensure that he has total control over what exactly is going into the sausage. So if he plans to make quality sausage at home, he is going to need a meat grinder that can easily grind up the quality meats he gives it. This electric meat grinder is incredibly easy to use and takes all the hard labor out of meat grinding; it can grind as quickly as it is fed. Not to mention, this electric grinder is built to last and will be a valuable investment in his sausage-making future.





Umai Dry Ribeye/Striploin Packet


Anyone who loves steak can tell you that dry aging a steak is like reducing a sauce; by letting the meat get rid of some of its water content, the flavors become extra-concentrated and incredibly rich. It used to be that special equipment was needed in order to correctly dry age a steak, but with our ribeye home drying kit, he can easily replicate the rich taste of a dry-aged steak at home. Not only is this process incredibly easy to master at home, this home-dry-aging packet makes the dry-aging experience a lot more affordable than it would be if you and your partner were buying the steak from a steakhouse.




Electric Smoker


Another incredibly delicious way to prepare meat, smoking used to be a long and difficult process requiring the expertise of an experienced cook that couldn’t be replicated at home. However, our electric smoker makes smoking meat at home as easy as possible with consistent and delicious results every time. This electric smoker does all the work for him; all he has to do is set it and forget it, then come back to beautifully smoked meats that retain all the flavor and moisture expected from the best barbecue joint in town.





Meat Tenderizer


One of the biggest challenges home cooks face is trying to tenderize meat. For leaner meats like chicken, it can also be a challenge to achieve even and complete cooking without drying out the meat. With our easy-to-use Mr. Tenderizer meat tenderizer, the process of tenderizing and flattening meat is no longer a guessing game. Whether grilling, smoking or pan-frying the meat, this tenderizer makes it easy to ensure that he is getting perfectly cooked and tender meat every single time.

We think we can safely assume that if you were not interested in getting the man in your life the home-sausage-making essentials before, you are definitely interested now. Our line of products makes it incredibly easy to enjoy delicious and quality meat products at home, saving money and keeping you and him from consuming the preservatives often found in store-bought options. Whomever you are shopping for this holiday season, The Sausage Maker has a meaty gift for everyone in your life.

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