New to Sausages. Want to smoke a Kielbasa

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by quagmire38, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. hello Everyone. I want to smoke a kielbasa. This kielbasa will be store (regular supermarket). What temps should I smoke them and for how long?

    I feel bad asking because i have researched this and saw all the beautifully homemade sausages and hear i am asking about store brought kielbasa.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Since that sausage is already cooked all you really need to is heat it up so you can smoke it at 225 for about 30 mins. assuming its already cooked or are you starting with raw store bought kielbasa?
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If it is ready to eat. I would smoke it at 200 for a couple of hours to get more smoke on it.
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well it sounds like you are using some store bought sausage. I'm kinda with Joe and say WHY ??? You won't add much flavor with heating it in your smoker. Go ahead and smoke it / re-heat it to about 140° or so.
  6. I think, I know where is he coming from - store bought kielbasa probably doesn't have the smoky flavor. I used to do it with store bought sausage - which was OK taste and texture wise, but even though it says it was smoked, it certainly didn't spent much time in the smoker. So when I was smoking my bacon I used to add these sausages on the top rack to soak a bit of smoke.

    I cold smoke bacon using AMNS dust burner, usually for 48 hours non stop, temperatures are kept below 100. Sausage taste definitely improves, nice and smoky although you have to expect some shrinkage and generally drier texture.

    Nowhere near homemade stuff, it won't turn into your best sausage ever eaten, but always better than before.

    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you are buying hillshire farm or some other packaged cooked sausage. I would just smoke it till it about 140 and serve, go by temp and not time, that's the correct way. [​IMG]  Don't forget the qview

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