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Old 11-02-2017, 07:48 PM
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Looking for opinions and recommendations on the best place in the Calgary area for deer sausage and pepperoni.

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:28 PM
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Rocky's Sausage Haus.

He's a beauty of a guy, and his stuff is off-the-charts good.
Look no further.
Also has a 24hr line during hunting season.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:31 PM
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I second Rocky. Great guy to deal with.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:38 PM
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Ryan's Meats makes awesome pepperettes. you can buy sausages from most of the butchers to test their recipes.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:53 AM
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If you've been going to Ryan's do your game what it deserves and go to Rocky. And yes I've been to Ryan's and others.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:18 PM
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After last year I'll never use Ryans Meats again.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:32 PM
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Another vote for Rocky's.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:49 PM
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Anyone have a products list for Rocky's?
I'm interested to know what a person can get made from them?
I looked on their website and they have sausages listed for sale; can you get your wild game made into those?
Do they do bone in steaks or just boneless?
What are their prices like?

I did send them an email with the same questions, was just interested if anyone on here has the information.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:55 PM
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Find an hour and stop by there to meet him. He's awesome. You'll leave happy and educated. He can make you anything you want (literally). Guys bring him recipes all the time if they don't want one of the million things he can make on his own.

His # - 403.470.2968
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:27 PM
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Thanks guys. Appreciate the suggestions! Tagged out on my Mule Deer tonight so i think Iíll give Rocky a try!
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:13 AM
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Not looking to start a war but why the hate for Ryan’s? I’ve been using him, granted it hasn’t been for sausage, and they’ve done well for me.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:14 PM
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Due to all these rave reviews I took my bull elk into Rocky. Will let you know the results. It was a 5 pt bull that dropped in its tracks, had plenty of body fat and appeared in excellent condition.


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Old 11-08-2017, 09:40 PM
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I used to live a block away from Rocky's. Took my first deer there late on a Sunday night three years ago, and he did a great job. I think it was under $175, cause I only got a few pounds of sausage. He always has great sausages and meat for sale too.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:54 PM
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Not looking to start a war but why the hate for Ryan’s? I’ve been using him, granted it hasn’t been for sausage, and they’ve done well for me.
I've also had a poor experience with Ryan's. I've used them a total of two seasons. The first time was great. No complaints. Cut and wrap was exactly what it should be.

The second time I brought a deer there I had a bit of hair on the meat from the field dress. I didn't have the amenities between the field and the butcher shop to rinse off the deer (I would think most people wouldn't). Instead of Ryan's taking the minimal amount of time required to rinse off my deer before processing they processed the deer with all the hair on the meat. The results were hair all over my roasts, steaks, and mixed evenly throughout my ground meat.

I will not be going back as a result of this and would strongly caution others against bringing an animal there that hasn't been rinsed of any little bit of hair.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:03 PM
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I've also had a poor experience with Ryan's. I've used them a total of two seasons. The first time was great. No complaints. Cut and wrap was exactly what it should be.

The second time I brought a deer there I had a bit of hair on the meat from the field dress. I didn't have the amenities between the field and the butcher shop to rinse off the deer (I would think most people wouldn't). Instead of Ryan's taking the minimal amount of time required to rinse off my deer before processing they processed the deer with all the hair on the meat. The results were hair all over my roasts, steaks, and mixed evenly throughout my ground meat.

I will not be going back as a result of this and would strongly caution others against bringing an animal there that hasn't been rinsed of any little bit of hair.
There is no excuse for bringing in filthy meat to a butcher other than being lazy you got what you deserved
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:50 PM
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Typically cut up my own animals, haven't used a butcher in about 5 or 6 years but due to circumstances had to take this elk into a butcher. Based on good reviews on here I took my elk to Rocky, here is my experience.

Rocky was great, phoned him late afternoon on opening day and he was able to get to his shop by 9:45. I met him there and liked how available he is.

Quick turnaround on the butchering, had the animal back within 10 days (cut and wrap job only).

When I went to pick it up, was disappointed that there were no roasts, all went to trim. Thought we had discussed a couple of the best roasts, but maybe we didn't. Likely my fault for not making sure, and maybe I just assumed there would be roasts? Ha

The guy helping me pick up my stuff gave me a box of steaks, a box of burger I got him to grind (30lbs) and a box of trim. The butcher thought that was all, I was sure there should be more. He looked and looked, phoned a couple of different people and finally after about 15 minutes found my other box of trim. Was a little surprised it wasn't all together??

I get home and unload it into the freezer. Open up the burger and for 30lbs, it is in 12 packages, so just under 3lb per pack. I had discussed with rocky that I wanted 1-1.25lb packages of burger, disappointed over that. Called Rocky and he completely understood my frustration, agreed to meet me back there and fix the burger. Still disappointed I would have to drive back there.

Rocky charges a premium from other shops I see in the area (charges $1.13/lb) and I would have expected premium service. Maybe this is normal for butchering services as I have not used them a ton in the past, but a little disappointed and unsure if I would go back.

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Old 11-09-2017, 05:54 PM
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Not looking to start a war but why the hate for Ryanís? Iíve been using him, granted it hasnít been for sausage, and theyíve done well for me.
Don't hate them. I just did not like the sausage and salami that they did for me. Way too salty.

Very pleased with a big batch of Polish sausage thatRocky made out of a very tasty but tough moose.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:24 PM
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if at Rocky's get the swiss and bacon smokies, italian sausage is awesome.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:19 PM
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Is there
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:21 PM
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my experience with ryans meat was also a terrible one, they came highly recommend so i thought i would give them a try. i brought in a full mature cow elk for cut and wrap plus 1 batch of sausage. it took around 2 weeks to get back, not a big deal. when i picked up the meat i got 3 little boxes, i asked where the rest of it was. I was told the the freezer was packed and as soon as others came to get there meat they would find it and call me, after a month of dealing with these guys we came to the conclusion that my meat was gone. never did he offer to refund me any of the money he charge or did he even cough up an apology. I always cut up my own deer but like to leave the bigger animals like elk and moose to the professionals. i might try rockys or cut right meats this year for our moose.
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