Question on weights?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by lennyluminum, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. I have a 5 lb stuffer and i like making 5lb batches of sausage. I use deer and wild hog for all of my sausages and like to have a 30% fat ratio.

    For every 5 lbs of meat i need 1.5 lbs of pork fat to be at 70/30 but that comes out to 6.5 lbs of sausage. What would be the correct amount of meat and fat for 5lbs of sausage?
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If my math is correct, and it may not be, I think 3.75 lbs of meat and 1.1 lbs of fat is about right.
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    3.5lbs meat/1.5lbs fat

    Make it easy and convert to 10 then divide by 2

    70% of 10 = 7 so 7/2 = 3.5
    30% of 10 = 3 so 3/2 = 1.5
  4. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lol. I think I need another cup of coffee.
  5. Ok my calculation of 5 lb meat to 1.5 lb fat for 30% ft was not correct.
    .30x5=1.5 that would mean that 1.5 lb of my total 5lb would be fat?

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