Cured meat

How Long Does Cured Meat Last?

Cured meat seems like a terrific counter to meat’s limited shelf life. But how long does it actually last? Here we’ll dig deep into the process of curing meat, why it works as a method of preservation, and learn how long cured meat lasts. What Is Cured Meat? Essentially, cured meat is a way of increasing the product’s shelf life. …

Carol Ptak Talks Success During Covid At Gryphon Ranch

“Behind every successful rancher, there’s a wife that works in town,” laughs Carol Ptak, claiming that is every rancher’s unofficial motto. Carol is delightfully voluble, charismatically imparting her wisdom upon us regarding the local cattle ranching industry and how it’s been affected by the pandemic. She’s bright and energetic, describing how Gryphon Ranch, a modest cattle ranch in the Arizona …

Our Most Unique CoolBot Build Yet: Matt Aderhold’s Silo

Matt Aderhold transitioned from his career in residential homebuilding construction to inside sales of construction equipment about six years ago. Now he manages a large rental fleet of heavy machinery and sells supplies, which grants him more benefits than his previous work. Growing up in South Dakota, Matt has been an avid hunter his entire life, since about the age …

home cured meat

The Modern Rules to Home Meat Curing

Prosciutto, salami, chorizo, pepperoni, bacon, and pastrami are some of the most common types of cured meats. Most people will buy these items in a store or a restaurant, but they do not have to be exclusive to the professionals! Curing meat at home is easier than many people may realize, and it can produce extremely satisfying results. Today, let’s …

meat hanging

An Expert’s Guide to Meat Hanging

Hanging meat isn’t overly complicated, and you can even do it in your own home. But what are the steps involved in this age-old tradition?

Wyoming Hunter, Nick Duncombe, Upgrades to CoolBot Pro

Hunting season is here and Nick Duncombe is ready.  Two years ago, he built a CoolBot powered game cooler which he calls “a complete game changer.”  He’s happy he’s saving money, his wife is happy that the game meat tastes better, it’s a win-win! Now with the release of the CoolBot Pro he’s even happier!  Instead of walking out to …

On Site + Off Road Convenience With Country Boys Mobile Game Processing Trailer

We’re always excited to talk to our super creative CoolBot customers, and Scott Brooks is a stellar example of a multi talented entrepreneur. After years of processing game for himself and his friends, he’s leveled up to establish his own mobile game processing business that will literally come to you and provide full service meat processing while you wait — …

Introducing the CoolBot Pro: Interview with Store It Cold CEO Brian Murphy

Once upon a time, farmer Ron Kholsa and his college roommate Timothy, an Engineer from Cornell University, tried tinkering around with an A/C unit, attempting to trick it into cooling down to 34 degrees.. Lo and behold, it worked! Now — twelve years and 50K satisfied customers later — Store It Cold has revolutionized the way small business owners, farmers, …

Swedish Rancher/Physics Professor Now Most Popular Guy In Town, Thanks to His CoolBot WIC

Peter Nordlander relocated from Sweden to the United States in 1986, first working for IBM in New York before ultimately ending up in South Texas, where he works as a physics professor at Rice University. Here, Peter purchased a ranch about 200 miles south of Houston and embraced his own version of the American Dream: becoming a rancher. Peter and …

Hogtied With Michael Crain

Michael Crain was inspired during his time spent working in the meat department of his local grocery store in Doniphan, Missouri. He loved his work and dreamed of having his own personal meat shop where he would raise the animals himself, controlling precisely what they ate and ensuring no antibiotics contaminated his product, generating healthier food for himself and his …