Need Some help please. First time doing this.....Summer Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mrchaos101, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. mrchaos101

    mrchaos101 Newbie

    I got my doe this weekend. First time I have shot a deer in 15 years.

    I want to do some Venison summer sausage. I bought an "home kit" being that this is my first go at it it. The Himountain summer sausage kit.  It calls for 24lbs of deer meat and 6lbs of ground pork.  I want to do this without pork if I can. I bought a bunch of ground beef 73/27. I thought I could mix this.

    I need to know thoughts on subbing out the pork.

    Also, The kit has 2" casings in it. I have no pliers. I figured I could eBay some bull-nosed pliers and  clips to seal the end...what size clips do you recommend?

    I would be willing to forgo the KIT if somebody has a good venison recipe the would be willing to share.  I plan on smoking the sausages in my smoker.

    Thanks for any help on this you guys would be wiling to give.
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck, Hope this helps and let us know if you need anymore help

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm going with dried stick... Good info there.

    But, yeah there's always a but, make sure that the amount of cure you have is good for your meat amount!

    Venison SS rocks, I'm looking forward to seeing yours!
  4. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I tie my ends with butcher string.  Using the ground beef you have is a great substitute for pork.  I use beef a lot with sausage.  As above, do a search for summer sausage and you will see a lot of help there with anything you need.  Reinhard

    I tie the sticks all with one string of butcher string. Each with a double knot.

    Finished product.

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