new to Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bluefin1, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. i wanna make some breakfast sausage and some italian i have a kitchen aid and the atachment but what size casing do i need. and is there a good book on this, how long do you smoke them for.
  2. I would use a 22mm sheep casing for the breakfast sausage and a 35mm hog casing for the for a a good book, buy Great sausage recipes and meat curing by Rytek Kutas, it's a must for any sausage maker, has a ton of great info and recipes, all around a great read [​IMG]
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As for a book, there is only one in my opinion, "Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing by Rytek Kutas".

    This is available from the sausage maker along with casings and spices and sausage kits.

    With Breakfast and Italian sausage you can also make it in bulk sausage and not need casings just make patties, unless you just want to try using casings ...
  4. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    I also really like Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman.
  5. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    They got you covered with the books. I use hog casings for breakfast, Italian, brats, etc.

    You normally would not smoke any of those. I cold smoke the breakfast stuff for flavor, but that is a different category (and introduces the need to add nitrite cure....a complication you don't need right now).

    Most breakfast sausage and the others are served fresh and you really don't even need casings to get started. Grind up some pork and spice it up and you have bulk sausage.

    Back that up another notch and you don't even have to grind anything to get started. Buy a couple pounds of ground pork and spice that up. It's that simple.
  6. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Here's a cover shot of those two books. I wouldn't be without either one.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Bible is a must for sausage making. I'm also new to the whole world of sausage making too. I have made some 35 lbs already and I have alot more in the works for now. As far as your spices or how too's go to Gander Mtns or bass pro shop or anything like that and you can get the whole package deal. Thats what I did and they will give you the casings (alot too) and the seasoning package already measured out for you. The just follow the directions and whamoo you have some good sausage then when you get the hang of it then you can go to the bible and get you some recipes and go to town.[​IMG]
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think everyone one above has covered all the base's for getting started. Best of luck on your first attempts and let us know how it comes out.

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