Pepperoni and summer sausage kind of day

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by crankybuzzard, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since it was raining yesterday I didn't get much done in the way of smoking, but I did whip up some pepperoni and some summer sausage. I didn't stuff until today and the pepperoni sticks are in the pit.

    I ground the fat separate from the lean so I could follow Poli's recipe.

    Then, I got into the Christmas spirit and made a Christmas tree, sort of... It's upside down, but oh well. That's all of the spices, cure, NFDM, and wine.

    I ground up the fennel, caraway, and mustard seeds, and then mixed all dry ingredients together.


    All stuffed and netted up. No, the net isn't required, but I have to differentiate between the pepperoni and the SS. Pepperoni chubs are in the smoker now, without smoke...


    Didn't get too many pics of the SS, something was killing my brain cells at the time. :yahoo:

    I'm doing a first here with SS, I'm using a SS seasoning mix from the Sausage Maker. But, I added a few items they don't mention in their wimpy recipe. I added whole mustard seed, whole peppercorns, some cayenne pepper, red wine vinegar, and NFDM. Oh, also hi-temp cheese. The patty test was good, so we shall see.

    Mixing

    Stuffed


    The SS will be smoked tomorrow evening.

    More pics later...
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Watching as always.

    Great stuff to come for sure
     
  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Omg you are busy with all this SS. Did I mention I've been good this year
     
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ha! That's exactly what my wife's friend said a bit ago! :biggrin:

    This batch is the first of many for the winter. After Christmas, a friend and I will be doing venison SS and smoked sausage.

    I love this time of year and spend a LOT of time making meat products!
     

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