Listed below are frequent questions we get from our customer base.  Please reach out to us if you have additional questions that are not addressed here.

The Meat

Q. Is your meat processing facility USDA inspected?

A. Yes, Copperstone Foods, LLC is a USDA Inspected facility, Est. #44832.  This means that we adhere to the strictest guidelines and regulations of the USDA and the entire process is monitored by a USDA inspector from initial processing to final packaging.  In addition, all meat used in Rowdy’s products has been previously inspected and passed by the USDA.


Q. What exactly is Hard Tac?

A. Hard Tac is a sausage in stick form but has a jerky type consistency.  It has a unique texture because it is naturally dry cured after processing and smoking.  It takes at least 7 days for the Hard Tac to cure in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.  Most other jerkies and sticks are cooked to their final consistency.


Q. I’ve heard your meats described as wurst meats.  What exactly is wurst meat?

A. Wurst meat is a sausage especially of a type made in Germany or Austria.  To be more specific, it is finely chopped, seasoned meat (usually beef and/or pork), stuffed into a casing and made into links.  And yes, all of our products, Hard Tac, Summer Sausage, and Bratwurst would be wurst meats derived from recipes brought to the U.S. from Germany by William Wolf in 1886.