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Best all beef Hot dog??

Posted By: Hydropillar

Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 05:32 PM

Who makes the best??
i can only eat the cheap ones when at the circus.... must be the smell of elephant poo that makes em edible!!!
Posted By: hippie

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 05:36 PM

Local outfit, John F. Martin and sons.

Haven't ate any nationally distributed meat for years.
Posted By: Kart29

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 05:36 PM

Koegel's are probably my favorite. I don't know if they are all beef or not. But dang, they're good. I like their Dinner Franks and their Frankfurters the best.
Posted By: minklessinpa

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 05:41 PM

smith's.
Posted By: minklessinpa

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 05:41 PM

smith's.
Posted By: BigBob

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:11 PM

Sam's club sells a great Dog, same one they sell at the snack stand. $1.50 for the dog and a soda, another Buck get's you a cup of Yogurt ice cream, when dumped into that cup with root beer.....All for $2.50. YUM-YUM.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:18 PM

Hilshire farms is edible
Posted By: Turtledale

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:19 PM

Sahlens and Zweigles
Posted By: Jurassic Park

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:21 PM

Kirkland brand from Costco. The only ones we buy now.
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:24 PM

McKenzies ..out of Vermont are the best….Yah don’t burp them up all night.
Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:25 PM

Usinger's
Posted By: mike mason

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:31 PM

Only venison hot dogs here.
Posted By: wetdog

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:31 PM

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Posted By: Dana I

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 07:57 PM

Originally Posted by Turtledale
Sahlens and Zweigles


I mostly eat venison hot dogs but for commercial dogs you can't beat sahlens or zweigles. But they aren't all beef dogs. I'm not sure if there is a all beef dog that is any more than mildly edible.
Posted By: seniortrap

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 08:23 PM

Koegel's Beef hot dogs and Bologna.
Posted By: YamaCat

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 08:28 PM

Hebrew National
Posted By: bblwi

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 08:30 PM

Johnsonville in Sheboygan County makes several different hot dogs in addition to their brats and sausage. There is an outlet store near us with many products that are not 2nds but product that is not in the stores. They make a very good hot dog and when we go we buy 5lbs. at a time. They are big hot dogs and have a very good flavor and texture.

Bryce
Posted By: Guss

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 08:39 PM

I know where that is.
Posted By: trapperkeck

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 09:10 PM

Well, you aren't so awful far away. The best hotdogs I have ever found were made at the Creighton Locker in Creighton, NE. They are a bit pricey, but they bring new meaning to "tube steak"!
Posted By: grumley701

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 09:14 PM

Originally Posted by seniortrap
Koegel's Beef hot dogs and Bologna.



Yep, those that don't know, don't know....
Posted By: TurkeyWrangler

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 09:24 PM

This is an ongoing point of contention at our house. I don't care for the beef dogs at all and wife can't stand the chicken/pork ones.
Posted By: Rat_Pack

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 09:39 PM

Originally Posted by hippie
Local outfit, John F. Martin and sons.

Haven't ate any nationally distributed meat for years.

The Mennonite stores up here carry JFM products. Can't say I've had their hot dogs, but the bologna and bacon are very good
Posted By: Flicker Shad

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 09:55 PM

Just gotta be natural casings.
Posted By: Strut10

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 11:14 PM

Only tried the big brands..............

Nathan's
Ball Park
Hebew National
Bar S

Can't say one's any better or worse than the others. Pretty much neck & neck. But Bar S is almost always the least expensive.

Advantage Bar S
Posted By: YamaCat

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/01/22 11:25 PM

Zweigle makes a good product. Not all beef but their White Hots were something special. This thread has me craving one, might have to get some shipped out here.
Posted By: Buck (Zandra)

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 12:15 AM

Originally Posted by seniortrap
Koegel's Beef hot dogs and Bologna.

Koegels all the way
Posted By: Marty

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 12:27 AM

hebrew national.....their plant was down the block in my childhood...
Posted By: upstateNY

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 01:01 AM

https://hofmannsausage.com
Posted By: KeithC

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 01:25 AM

I personally like the cheap, mixed meat hot dogs best as hot dogs. Most butcher shops, that do custom butchering, make good beef "hot dogs", but they generally don't seem like a real hot dog to me. At some point a hot dog becomes some other sort of sausage.

Keith
Posted By: YamaCat

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 01:28 AM

Dang UpstateNY, those could be the ones I remember as a child. All I can remember is we would stop somewhere between Bath, Avoca, and Rochester to buy them. I’m gonna give these a look too .
Posted By: mississippiposse

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 01:30 AM

Like the ball park. Grandkids like the Hebrew nationals
Posted By: DWC

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 01:41 AM

This thread made me get a 16 pack of ballpark angus. Never had them-ill report back tomorrow with reviews from me and a 3 year old.
Posted By: Bob

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 01:49 AM

Not a big fan of hotdogs. I always liked the bratwurst and polish sausages that you can really only find at good local butchers. To me the big name brands at grocery stores just can’t compare to a good family owned butcher shop. You can’t get that type of quality on that big a scale.
Posted By: yotetrapper30

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 01:50 AM

Now I really crave a white hot. Thanks guys.
Posted By: MySide 🦝

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 02:11 AM

Costco?
Posted By: k snow

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 02:17 AM

I'm thankful I live in an area with a huge selection of great sausage varieties. I don't have to think about what cased floor sweepings are the best. Just the thought of eating a hot dog makes my stomach do flips. I'll stick with bratwurst, kielbasa, meustripen, just about anything other than hot dogs.
Posted By: John-Chagnon

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 03:16 AM

Koegel's
Posted By: upstateNY

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 03:24 AM

Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
Now I really crave a white hot. Thanks guys.

We call those "Coneys" here . smile
Posted By: yotetrapper30

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 03:44 AM

Originally Posted by upstateNY
Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
Now I really crave a white hot. Thanks guys.

We call those "Coneys" here . smile


I grew up in Niagara County and they called them white hots there. There was a hot dog stand called Reed's in Lockport and people came from all over the country to eat their white hots.
Posted By: Hydropillar

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 04:07 AM


ball park
nathans
hebrew national
vienna from chicago

4th of july gotta roast a dog over a fire with a stick

2 immegrants came to america got off in ny.... seen a hot dog stand....man they eat dogs here??? well if were going to blend in were going to do what they do so ordered 2 dogs...
the one guy said what did you think of that.... he said it was ok but what part of the dog did you get ??
Posted By: trapperEd

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 04:34 AM

Kogels

Since 1916 Koegel's natural casing Vienna dogs compete with the best hot dogs in the world.

And they have a lot more than Hot Dogs

Koegel is also a supplier of A&W, about 200 Coney restaurants, Walmart, Dairy Queen and Kroger.
Distribution of its own products to each store gives Koegel an advantage of being able to give a shorter shelf life,
at half its competitors, to ensure a fresh product.
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Posted By: Turtledale

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 09:58 AM



I grew up in Niagara County and they called them white hots there. There was a hot dog stand called Reed's in Lockport and people came from all over the country to eat their white hots.[/quote]



Yep I'm down the road in Chautauqua county and we call em white hots. Zweigles white hots are my go too when I have a craving. They also make a 50/50 package white/regular dogs
Posted By: ILcooner

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 10:51 AM

Hebrew National
Posted By: run

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 11:10 AM

Originally Posted by hippie
Local outfit, John F. Martin and sons.

Haven't ate any nationally distributed meat for years.

John F. Martin does have a good reputation. I guess I am going to have to try the hotdogs.
Posted By: Fisher Man

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 03:29 PM

Nathans for me. Can't stand the white hots.
Posted By: trapper red 315

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 05:47 PM

Kinsler
Hoffman
Honest John's
If ya remember tobins first prise
Sabretts
Posted By: hippie

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 05:52 PM

Originally Posted by run
Originally Posted by hippie
Local outfit, John F. Martin and sons.

Haven't ate any nationally distributed meat for years.

John F. Martin does have a good reputation. I guess I am going to have to try the hotdogs.


The make good meats, for sure.

Just about all I buy anymore.
Posted By: Rat_Pack

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 06:09 PM

Originally Posted by trapper red 315
Kinsler
Hoffman
Honest John's
If ya remember tobins first prise
Sabretts

Ever try Glazier red hots? More common in the North Country
Posted By: backroadsarcher

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 06:54 PM

The ones I get from our local butcher.
Posted By: trappingthomas

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 07:23 PM

Originally Posted by John-Chagnon
Koegel's


Yep, Only dog I can get my wife to eat is a Koegel's beef dog. To be honest I can choke down anything that does not have too big a bone chip in it but she keeps me in line when it comes to dogs. Took her to a Tiger's game and said you have to try this stadium dog. She was excited, took a bite and spit it out in a napkin. She thought I tricked her I thought I was right about the dog. So I ate one dog plus one missing a bit! lol
Posted By: ToCatchAPredator

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 11:24 PM

Any New York guys have a butcher that’ll make hot dogs with venison? Usually get some kielbasas and salamis but can’t find a good butcher to make venison dogs. Down in the Catskills/Hudson valley
Posted By: casey1

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/02/22 11:32 PM

Best's
Posted By: Dirty D

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 12:31 AM

Originally Posted by bblwi
Johnsonville in Sheboygan County makes several different hot dogs in addition to their brats and sausage. There is an outlet store near us with many products that are not 2nds but product that is not in the stores. They make a very good hot dog and when we go we buy 5lbs. at a time. They are big hot dogs and have a very good flavor and texture.

Bryce


is the outlet store in Johnsonville at the factory?
Posted By: bblwi

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 02:34 AM

Below is the link to their market place. They really expanded it in 2020.

Bryce
https://www.johnsonville.com/news/johnsonville-marketplace-is-stocked-with-sausage-swag--more/
Posted By: Hydropillar

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 12:40 PM


Kogels sure got alotta votes from the michigan guys.... im going to order some as ive not seen that brand in stores..... i bought a case from our local restaurant supply.... farmland all beef.... they were expencive but im plesantly supprised they are good//// gotta roast a dog on the fire for the 4th
Posted By: Hydropillar

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 12:41 PM

Originally Posted by bblwi
Below is the link to their market place. They really expanded it in 2020.

Bryce
https://www.johnsonville.com/news/johnsonville-marketplace-is-stocked-with-sausage-swag--more/

i love johnsonville brats.... the original ones
Posted By: DWC

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 12:48 PM

Threw the Ballpark Angus on the grill yesterday. They were awesome.
Posted By: Kelly

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 04:45 PM

Originally Posted by bblwi
Below is the link to their market place. They really expanded it in 2020.

Bryce
https://www.johnsonville.com/news/johnsonville-marketplace-is-stocked-with-sausage-swag--more/


Funny, went to the link and they don’t list any kind of hot dogs.
Posted By: Kelly

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 05:06 PM

For the Koegel’s lovers which do you prefer, Coney’s or Vienna’s ?

My preference is always a natural casing hot dog but if I have to go skinless(these are not available in southern Illinois) then I choose either Nathan’s or Ball Park beef dogs.

When it comes to summer sausage prefer Johnsonville’s garlic.
Posted By: bblwi

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 05:06 PM

No but they have 70 items that are not for sale in most markets or stores. I don't know how many types of hotdogs they make, we have been buying the larger ones with some mild spices.

Bryce
Posted By: Kelly

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 05:10 PM

When we lived in Northern Wisconsin we would buy Johnsonvilles or Chermake natural casing wieners. All the stores up there carried the good stuff. Down here they don’t know what the “good stuff” is.
Posted By: grumley701

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 05:17 PM

Originally Posted by Kelly
For the Koegel’s lovers which do you prefer, Coney’s or Vienna’s ?

My preference is always a natural casing hot dog but if I have to go skinless(these are not available in southern Illinois) then I choose either Nathan’s or Ball Park beef dogs.

When it comes to summer sausage prefer Johnsonville’s garlic.


Vienna's for me..
Posted By: ILcooner

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 07:09 PM

jealous of some of you guys! We cant get any of those regional or lacal brands down here!
Posted By: Guss

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 07:19 PM

When I make hotdogs I buy Hebrew National. I guess that closest to a real healthy hotdog.
Posted By: Buck (Zandra)

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 07:40 PM

Koegel Viennas
Posted By: John-Chagnon

Re: Best all beef Hot dog?? - 07/03/22 09:23 PM

Koegels cooking on grill as we right this
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