Holiday venison summer sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by crazymoon, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    I have to make VSS every Christmas or the family will disown me-so here is the latest batch going into the mixer 70% venison and 30 %pork loin .


    1.5 # of high temp cheddar and soaking some 61mm x 24" fibrous casings


    Getting ready to stuff and this is what happens when you try to squeeze that last bit into a casing and know you should stop but don't :)


    Stuffed and into the smoker we go.


    The seasoning was from the sausage maker with 5 T of fermento added for some extra tang. Temp was 120 for 1.5 hours no smoke dampers wide open and then hickory/ alder smoke (4 hrs)with 10 degree increases until 170# for 10 hours to reach 152. Water bath followed with ice blocks to reduce temp to 115 and then on the shelf to bloom for hours.


    Here is a money shot after sitting in the fridge one day, then cut and vac packed for Christmas snacks ! Thanks for looking and Happy holidays to all !

     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks great.

    Nice work
     
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice smoke! A buddy and I have 30 pounds waiting to be ground up and turned into SS. We might get on it before the new year!

    POINTS!!!!
     
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  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    CM that is some mighty fine looking Sausage.

    Richie

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  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    Thanks guys for the praise and the points !
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man that looks great Nice job 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker [​IMG]

    Merry Christmas from my family to yours 

    DS
     
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  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    Driedstick, Thanks sir and Merry Christmas to you and yours !
     
  8. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome looking VSS. [​IMG]

    Nice job. [​IMG]  
     
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  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    TA, Thanks !!!!!!
     
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, not sure how I missed this... Very nice thread ! Thumbs Up And that stuff looks real tasty !
     

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