My First Sausage

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My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:55 pm

I gotta tell'ya; I don't know if this is worth it; I'll know tomorrow when I eat the first of the smoked links. I did have several distractions today and I'm not in the best mood. Still tending temps and they are hanging.. they smoking right now between 150-200 best I can. I went to Wal-Mart this morning and bought an electric single burner I installed in the bottom of the vertical that is holding first rack temp of 125. I'm going to bump smoke one more time and leave the electric on all night. I'm worn out; think I'll just buy my sausage uless this is off the charts.
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Papa Tom » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 pm

Nah you're hooked..... :cheers:
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:00 pm

Papa Tom wrote:Nah you're hooked..... :cheers:


Oh no, LOL
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby bsooner75 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:14 pm

Hope your time and hard work pays off. Can’t wait to hear the results


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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:21 pm

9:06 photo, Pee-Paw is worn out. Put one more chunk of Hickory on. Holding steady at 175. The little single electric burner should keep it over 120 until daylight. I'll open the doors to the vertical at daylight and let them bloom unless one of you tells me that's a bad idea
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:14 am

Here they are this morning. It's about 38 here this morning so I opened the door to the vertical and let them air. About to vacuum seal.
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:38 am

Looking tasty. How long before you can try one?


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Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:42 am

Oh yeah, I myself was hoping to make some wild hog and venison sausage this winter. Haven't yet though, hopefully soon. Yours are looking good. What kind is it?
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 am

bsooner75 wrote:Looking tasty. How long before you can try one?


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I'm going to have one this morning.
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:53 am

Wound up with 8 pkgs. It's a lot of work. I'm going to try one at lunch
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 am

Dang, just now getting to the puter after a bad night but the looks of those sausage helped brighten the day. :tup: :salut:

Did you Smoke to Color, Feel or I.T. before pulling a vacc'n :?: My late dear friend that was my Sausage King when I was hunting would always fry and small patty for me when ready to stuff in order to get the seasonings and heat like I like it. :dont:
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:27 am

OldUsedParts wrote:Dang, just now getting to the puter after a bad night but the looks of those sausage helped brighten the day. :tup: :salut:

Did you Smoke to Color, Feel or I.T. before pulling a vacc'n :?: My late dear friend that was my Sausage King when I was hunting would always fry and small patty for me when ready to stuff in order to get the seasonings and heat like I like it. :dont:


I did fry a pttie last night, it was good. Smoked to IT of 158 and then let them hang in the cool East Texas air in the vertical. They were totally cold when packaged. i'm going to have one before 1 oclock I hope. I've got a guy here cruising my Timber so i can't do anything until he's gone.
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:17 pm

I'll be they will be awesome and you will be hooked and addicted.
When I lived in the Hill Country, I had a processor in Briggs, Texas that did all my sausage and he would make us some
Jalapeno and Cheese Summer Sausage that was the best I've ever had. I did all my other processing except the stuff with casings. :salut:
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby Rambo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:16 pm

It delicious, juicy but not greasy. AND, it passed the " BITE" test.
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Re: My First Sausage

Postby GRailsback » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:49 pm

Looks great Rambo, all you need is a few cold beers to go with it.

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