First try at summer sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by lothar1974, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. lothar1974

    lothar1974 Smoke Blower

    MN
    Just doing 10 pounds, 80% beef & 20% pork, using LEM seasoning package. Did one with just LEM mix the other I added high temp cheddar and powder dextrose.

    Some chuck from Costco. I had some ground pork from recent.


    Cut up ready for the Lem #12 grinder

    Ground and in the fridge for the night.

    Drying for 3 hours with a fan


    In the smoker for and hour & a half at 100 degrees to dry a little more then bumped to 135 for 3 hours. Almost ready to bump to 145.

    Will post more As it goes.

    Alright, sorry for the wait. Started smoking at about 3 PM didn't get done till 4 AM Tuesday. Just cut them open today to see how they look and taste. I will say I am fairly impressed with the LEM seasoning. The SS tastes darn good very close to stuff I have bought before.


    With flash

    With out flash, this looks much closer to their true color. Great texture, taste, color, and perfect amount of smoke. Will be doing this again.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
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  2. That is some fine looking sausage. I bet it will be good. Keep the pics coming.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. lothar1974

    lothar1974 Smoke Blower

    MN
    Thanks to all for this great forum. Has helped greatly with making all kinds of wonderful sausage! Need to visit the pellet smoker section, been using one for years and do alot of Q. Thanks again all! Thumbs Up
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Excellent looking SS,well done !
     
  5. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm one of those stubborn people who thought cheese belonged only on top of summer sausage. I've have been adding cheese to all of it lately. Nice job of smoking and some fine looking sausage!
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man them sure look good. 

    DS 
     
  7. That's some fine looking sausage, what time should I expect mine to arrive

    Gary
     
  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow....outstanding looking first attempt. My first try was a dismal failure IMO, although it got eaten. I did all beef and was not happy, finding out I prefer a blend of beef & pork. I must say you are also using top notch ingredients. Beef from Costco is superb IMO. By all means join up in the pellet group and show some your smoking gear. Willie
     
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice...............[​IMG]
     
  10. lothar1974

    lothar1974 Smoke Blower

    MN
    Took some to work to share, was a big hit. Was actually asked if I could make some for sale. Thumbs Up

    Next round will be garlic with pepper cheese. Thanks for all the great comments everyone. :sausage:
     
  11. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    That stuff looks wonderful. Ok I have crackers and beer?
     

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