Closer to Making My First Batch of Sausage Part 2

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by markk, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. markk

    markk Smoke Blower

    Well here is my first batch of sausage with pictures. Thanks to all of those who have helped me get this far. My wife and I made 25 pounds of polish and 15 pounds of breakfast using pre-mixed spices from Frisco Spice.

    Here is a picture of the 6 pork butts


    All cut up and ready to grind using the new Cabela's grinder


    The 25 pounds of polish with spices added, at the recommendation of a friend we added 1 tablespoon each of black pepper and garlic powder.


    The polish all stuffed and ready to be packaged. Stuffing went extremely well, only one blow out not sure if it was me or a weak spot in the casing


    Here is the breakfast sausage stuffed in bags ready to go in the freezer.


    And finally the money shot. I thought the polish sausage came out very well, I would maybe add a bit more garlic.


    Again thanks for all the help and thanks for looking.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pretty Grinder and good lookin' Sausage...JJ
  3. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job!
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking sausage!
  5. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great looking sausage Mark....  Next time try fresh minced garlic. Not the garlic you buy in a jar... Do it yourself and add it.

    You'll be happy you did

    I Garontee......................[​IMG]

  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the sausage and real nice grinder...
  7. Outstanding job on the sausage and that's a nice grinder.
  8. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mark-great looking links! Are you sure that this was you first time?  My 1st run of Brats came out pretty great too-but then again I was grinding, stuffing and linking in my sleep for a week before my 1st batch.

    This past weekend the lad and me did 15 pounds of sausage-5 pound each of BigWheel's Lonesome Yankee Bratwurst, Habanero brats and Porcini Italian sausage.  Ma Dutch isn't really big on Brats and such but she LOVED the Porcini Italian. The digital camera is dead so I wasn't to get pictures.
  9. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job Mark. They look great!
  10. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like all went well for you Mark. The brats look great! [​IMG]
  11. Looks great! Makes me want to do some more.
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!

    You are doing big batches compared to me.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As Dutch noted, first time?  They look pretty good from here.  Nice job.
  14. markk

    markk Smoke Blower


    I also made that first batch of sausage several time in my sleep before i actually made it. My next venture will be smoked sausage, I am thinking about the smoked polish sausage from Rytek Kutas  

    "Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing"

    Thanks everyone for the help along the way.
  15. I like Ryteks recipe Mark it's a good one,  you did a fine job on the those brats!

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