First time sausage question

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by redrocker65200, May 21, 2016.

  1. Greetings guys, 

    I want to try my hand at smoking sausage, but don't at this time, want to get into the stuffing and all that.  The local grocery store has a meat counter where they sell pre stuffed sausages.  What are your thoughts on using them as a trial run?  My son and I like them, but nobody else does, so it would be on a very small scale.   Any input on temps, times, wood choices would be great as well.  Just want to see what I can do with it.  

    Thanks in advance.  

  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dino You would have to find out if.they have cure #1 in the meat. If they do not have cure you can hot smoke them at 225* till they are done.

  3. Perfect, that is what I was planning on doing anyway to start with.   Is there a temp I should be shooting for as well?  My thought is just to try 4 or so pre stuffed to see what I have and go from there.  
    Last edited: May 21, 2016
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    165` (internal temp) is the general rule on any ground meat WITHOUT cure #1 ...
  6. Perfect, thanks guys.  Might throw a couple in the smoker for lunch one day.  Might be a bit more work than needed, but I really want to give it a try and see what happens.  

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