Question for the experts

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by charcoal junkie, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    I made 10 pounds of Frankfurters about a month ago. I got about half smoked one night the next night my smoker died. So froze them I have a new MES GEN 2.5 now is it OK to thaw these and smoke them?
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Were they partially cooked before you froze them..... If so, throw them out.... they were in the danger zone way too long.... or if they sat out, not in the refer, the same applies.....
     
  3. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Nope I found out my smoker was dead before that. The Frankfurters were raw when I froze them.
     
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I assume you had cure #1 in the recipe?
    So half of them got smoked and the other half went in the freezer raw? I've never done it but see no reason it wouldn't be fine.
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If they have cure and weren't cooked any smoke away

    My 2 cents
     
  6. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Yes they had cure in them. So I should be able to smoke them.
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    With cure or without, there is no reason you can't make any sausage then freeze half to be thawed and smoked later. Only difference is Cured sausage can be cool smoked and sausage without cure must be hot smoked...JJ
     

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