breakfast sausage today.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by johnb5, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    I spent my day making breakfast sausage. With the help of several people on SMF I think it turn out pretty good. I used pop's recipe and I made an Italian Sweet sausage. Here are the pics[​IMG]
     
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look pretty nice, I have some sheep casing ordered to do the same thing I think. Pops breakfast sausage stuffed into a link, maybe add a little maple to some even.

    Looks like a good job. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking sausages John.........[​IMG]
     
  4. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job stuffing those! That is the perfect size casing.
     
  5. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    Thanks everyone. I don't have a stuffer so I use my LEM grinder. It works really good.
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great if your grinder works good that is great news, but wait till you get a dedicated stuffer then you will really know easy it is.

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  7. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    Yea driedstick. My intent is to get one this week or next. Thinking of getting the LEM or TSM. Does anyone have any thoughts
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are great ones, I have the LEM 5# and love it, I hear a lot of folks here with the Grizzley or Northern tools, pretty much all the same manufacture, just different companies selling them,,,,some have plastic gears and some have metal, great discussions on both sides of the gears, I got mine as a package at a great deal with free shipping from everythingkitchens.com  Good luck also try E-bay they sometimes have some larger ones.

    Good luck and let us see your new arsenal when you get it set up

    Remember a full smoker is a happy smoker

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  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you plan on making snack sticks or stuffing in small casings I recommend one with metal gears... The plastic gears work well but putting them under stress over a long period of time will eventually make them fail...
     
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  11. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    Driedstick does your LEM have the metal gears?
     
  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, mine has the metal gear, I do a lot of 19 - 22MM Snack sticks and no problems. I just did 20lbs of 22mm in the 5 lb took about 1 hr by myself. Great little machine
     
  13. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    Ok thank you
     
  14. shannon127

    shannon127 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  15. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    Shannon what are your thoughts on the stuffer you have? Did it not work well or was it to small for your needs? What part of the world are you in? Feel free to pm your price, shipping requirements and stuffer condition.

    Thanks
    John
     
  16. shannon127

    shannon127 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I love my TSM stuffers.  I have 2 5# TSM stuffers and a 24# TSM.  I also have a F. Dick 24# and a German made 30# not stamped with brand.  I use one of my 5# TSM stuffers for about 80% of all the sausage I make.  It is small and easily cleaned.  It is an older TSM which was made in the USA.  It does have the high density resin gears which are stronger than steel and smoother to operate.  The one draw back to this stuffer, there is no pressure release valve.  This is really only important if not filling the canister to the top. 
     

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