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A Meatsmith Harvest

Jan 30, 2019

In Episode 28, Lauren and Brandon discuss the husbandry of beef, to include grass-feeding and finishing.  Other topics discussed include: the effect genetics plays in the overall quality of the meat produced, and the wonders of dry-aging beef.

Brandon and Lauren also make a few exciting announcements:

1)  Brandon films...

Jan 16, 2019

In Episode 27, Brandon and Lauren discuss the need to be decisive and aggressive when killing an animal in order to protect its dignity and to show it mercy.  They explain how a sharp knife is critical in making this happen.  Other topics covered are: the intimacy of killing an animal with a knife, how to make the cut...

Jan 10, 2019

In these episodes Lauren and Brandon discuss fundamental principles to employ during the lead-up to a kill.  They go in depth on how to avoid a chase to and keep a herd calm when cornering a sheep or goat.  They also explain the mechanisms for bringing down and subduing a ruminant.

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Jan 2, 2019

In these episodes Brandon and Lauren discuss smoking.  They explain its spiritual and cultural importance among traditional societies, its critical role as a pre-refrigeration meat preservation technique, and its incredible ability to enhance the flavor of any meat.

They also cover: brining as preparation for smoking,...