Oak, Hickory, Mesquite?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nunantal, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. nunantal

    nunantal Fire Starter

    For my first venison/pork sausage smoke (actually first smoke ever) , what flavor wood should I use?  I'll be using pellets

    in either a diy venturi or my A-MAZE-N tube smoker.
     
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the madness! Sausage making is a very rewarding venture that pays for itself in many ways.


    For smoke, I'd recommend Oak or hickory. Mesquite is too strong for sausage IMO.

    If you haven't purchased yet, I'd highly recommend the Amazen tube for smoke. Good clean burn with the tube. I tried to make a few venturie types and needed up with white smoke, not the clean clear/blue smoke.
     
  3. nunantal

    nunantal Fire Starter

    Thanks, I already have some hickory pellets and I did pick up a tube smoker at Cabela's.  Now I have to get to  work on the recipe.
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good luck with your maiden smoke!  Looking forward to seeing the qview.  Agree with Cranky that oak or hickory is probable best for sausage.

    Red
     
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    N, I concur with the others ,don't use the mesquite on your sausage ,keep us posted as to your results !
     
  6. I agree as well, my mix is a little different , a combination of hickory, cherry and apple depending on what we have in. majority of time it is is hickory.

    keep on smoking,

    Tom
     

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