new smoker more sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by salmonclubber, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hello all

    i just did my first smoke in the new fridge smoker i did 15 pounds of summer sausage and 10 pounds of smoked polish sausage the summer sausage is a pre mixed seasoning and is 10 pounds of beef mixed with 5 pounds of pork butt the smoked polish sausage is 10 pounds of pork butt and pre mixed season
  2. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks awsome man, send some my way I'm hungry!!!! [​IMG]
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Looks fantastic! I love smoked sausages!
  4. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sorry smoked no can do this sausage is for my niece she graduates from high school next saturday we are having a bbq for her should be a great time lots of food and drinks and good people
  5. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That sausage looks AWESOME!!!

    I'm looking forward to smoking some locally made Kielbasa in the next couple weeks.

    Good Woork!!! [​IMG]
  6. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking sausage..., but where are the vents in your smoker? If I remember correctly from your "fridge smoker" post, you were gonna cut vents in it.
  7. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    i cut a hloe in the top for the chimney and a hole in the bottom for the hot plate figured that would be enough for ventalation seemed to work pretty good yesterday

    my biggest problem was there seemed to be one summer sausage that did not want to come up to temp i moved it around several times it took 2 hours longer to cook then the rest of the sausage i dont understand that
  8. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ok, I see it now. My electric burner sit's right inside the fridge. Bought 2 floor vents last week, but on further inspection, see they use plastic to open and close the vent assembly. I may want to rethink this. Would hate to cut them in and find later that they won't or don't work because of the plastic. They big gaping holes would bother me.
  9. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Salmon,good looking fridge smoker.You talked about a chimney in the top.Did you put a damper in the chimney?Ive had that problem with one or more sausages not wanting to come up to temp in my fridge smoker.I think sometimes a sausage might be stuffed a little tighter than the rest taking longer to get it done.Ive also found if you grind your meat finer it is more dense when stuffed thus taking the whole batch longer to smoke.
  10. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    thanks for the info i did put a chimney in the smoker with a damper and what you said about grinding the meat finer makes sense i did grind it finer this time then i usually do thanks again for your help
  11. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hot smoke at what temp and for how long?? They look fantastic!
  12. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you did say fridge smoker right.. me & uncle got as far as the fridge on blocks years ago & thats as far as it went ( was a mother earth news idea).. i always wondered if it would work- please send the plans again
  13. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    i start the sausage at 120 for an hour with no smoke
    then i add a pan full of chips leave temp at 120 for another hour
    raise temp to 140 for an hour
    raise agan to 160 for an hour
    raise again to 175 until the sausage reaches 152
    pull sausage and put it into a cold water bath for about 20 min to cool down


    i posted everything i did to the fridge you can look under refridgerator smoker in the fourm it has pics if you need more help let me know
  14. nogoer

    nogoer Meat Mopper

    Were you able to be that precise with the temps because of the hot plate?

    I rigged up my own cold smoker but there is no way i could get those kind of precise temps. My first full run had me at the mercy of the ambient temps. I was able to keep it cooler by moving the smoke chamber around. I never got above 135 or so even in direct sunlight.
  15. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking really good!!
  16. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    i have a thermostat hooked up to the hot plate to control the temps
  17. shortrib

    shortrib Fire Starter

    My first attempt at Summer Sausage

  18. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good so far let us know how it turns out
  19. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shortrib that isn't plastic in there is it?

    Salmon what do you use for a burner? Where did you get it? The one I had worked perfect it burned out so replaced with one from Wally World and it does not want to stay on all the time (over temping the burner) I took the burner apart and does not appear to be a thermoswitch in there but can not get up there in temps
  20. shortrib

    shortrib Fire Starter

    Look Closer, you will see the beer, I took this picture after I hung it in the fridge, I forgot to take pictures in the smoker...

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