Rainy days sausage........Chorizo and Summer sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by unclejhim, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. unclejhim

    unclejhim Smoke Blower

    Last week we were rained in for a few days so I decided to make some cold smoked Chorizo. I wasn't able to get pic's of the prep. but the recipe is from the book CHARCUTERIE. I used the Mexican Chorizo recipe and added cure ( he does have a recipe for cold smoked Chorizo also).

    just drying getting ready for smoke.

    Links in the smoker. It was very cloudy and humid so I wasn't real sure how this was gonna work. Cold smoke for about 8 hrs..

    After the smoke doing the blooming thing.

    I grilled a couple just to sample and I was pretty happy with the results,.... the wife liked them also...always a plus.

    Here's the money shot. They had a really good spicy flavor without being to hot.

    Still raining so I decide to make some summer sausage ( this is my second attempt).  This is all beef and is fro0m Len Poli's recipe for the most part.

     Just hanging around drying. The weather cleared a good bit so I put them in the smoker to dry quicker.

    Then I did a heavy cold smoke ( using 2 lrg. mazes for about  2 hrs.)

    Turned up the heat and smoked (still with the heavy smoke) for about 7 hrs. till temp of 150F.

    Here they are blooming for about 3 hrs. I then hung them in the frige overnite.

    Here's the money shot. These really came out good. Much better then my first batch and I think I'll stick with this recipe for a while.

    Thanks for looking. Suns out so gotta get busy in the yard.

    shoebe, disco, crazymoon and 2 others like this.
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great from here,,,, Nice job [​IMG]

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  3. smokinal

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

    Awesome looking sausage!

    Nice job!

  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking sausages!


  5. unclejhim

    unclejhim Smoke Blower

    Thanks to all for the comments.
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice looking sausages there.
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    UJ, Nice job on the sausage !
  8. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes sir, good looking sausage for sure!
  9. unclejhim

    unclejhim Smoke Blower

    Thanks to all.

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