Deer Sausage and sticks / Q-view

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mr big d, May 3, 2012.

  1.    Made three different kinds of sausage this weekend Hunters, Polish, and country and some beef sticks. We picked up a different grinder , after going threw it we thought we would try it out. We used the grinder for stuffing also , worked good but it regrindes the meat more then I would like, so I think I'm going back to the stuffer. I have a few pic of grinding and a few of my old smoker. Everything turned out vary good . Hope you enjoy the Q-View.


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    Vary happy with the grinder , made short work out of grinding


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    Ground pork



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    10 Lbs Ground chuck for sticks


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    Fran helping with mixing meat


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    All mixed up


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    Ready for the cooler overnight.


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    On the racks for smoking


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    Made my smoker out of a old pop cooler about 15 yrs ago still working great


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    Controls for the smoker , Its kinda old school now . the chamber fan and smoke box fan are dimmer switches, smoke box burner is on a 15 min timer.


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    Thermostat to control the chamber heat.


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    Just using a briquet's starter to get the dust started to smoke.


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    the smoker will fit about 90 lbs easy.


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    After smoking,cold shower,and cool down , to the vac packer


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    A few days later had to try some more.


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    I love it when everything turns out as planed.
     
  2. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Looks like you've got it going on! Nice smoker build.

    Mike
     
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love the smoker,just love it.So its got a electric element? Pretty hefty grinder you got as  well.
     
  4. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Nice sausage and NIce smoker!!!
     
  5. grabber

    grabber Smoke Blower

    D, does that have anyplace for the smoke to vent out of it.  Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great...............[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  7. The food looks great, but I love that smoker.  Good job on both.
     


  8. Thanks guys,  There seems to be some interest in my smoker, thought I would give a few more details about it. I think if I were to build another one I would go to a 220 instead of 110 , my first intention was to make it portable so i could move it just outside the garage door, as that is  where I do most of my processing. It turns out that when it cools down in the later fall I have some trouble keeping the heat up in the smoker. I made it with a 1500 watt element and kept the original cabnet fan in place and put it on a dimmer switch to control air flow this work very well because I can use this as a type of  dehydrator for drying down jerky and sausage before it is smoked. So now I put the smoker inside and vent it outside with an old chimney that was in the building .Actually I like this alot better , its nice to be in where its warm in the middle of the winter when we are making our little meat treasures. We also put a small fan on a dimmer switch for the smoke box a controlable damper type deal . The wheels on the back are junk , definitely have to change that. The smoke chamber works good but with the new ideas out there on smoke generators there might be a better way to set that up. I was a bit concerned about the glass but it has not been a problem at all , its nice to look in and see how things are going without opening the door. We never seem to have the temp much over 200 degrees . I can say we are vary happy with the smoker it has smoked alot of meat over the years.


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    I made a small 10 lbs batch of beef sticks but forgot the pics, they didn,t last long Kids love them
     
  9. processhead

    processhead Fire Starter

    Hey, very nice pictures of your sausage processing and equipment. Nice grinder.

    I have been using an electric smoker indoors as well. It certainly makes it less of a chore checking the status of a batch when its January, and -5 F outdoors!
     
  10. Great job! Love the smoker
     
  11. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    I like the bmx / bike tires! haha that's great. You may be onto something.. a moving vending machine full of smoked foods for sale. 
     

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