Sausage Help

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mballi3011, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a quick question. I ground, stuffed and cured some sausage last night and they are in the refrig now. I have had a death in the family my sister and have to travel like NOW. Can I just use the food saver and freezer the sausage and smoke it later or will I have to leave it behind with instructions for the smoker person amd the smoking directions.
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry to hear about a death in the family.

    Wish i could help with your sausage question but that is one realm I have yet to venture into though I would think freezing it then cooking later would be fine.
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry to hear of your lose Mark.. If it's cured it will be fine when you get back to it , It won't go bad like fresh meat
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What DanMcG said. It should be good for days, if kept refrigerated and cured
  5. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    If you are going to get to them in a few weeks, I would just use zip lock bags. I stuff and freeze all my fresh sausage. I pre freeze it a bit then use trays and zip lock bags or food saver if i plan on giving them away.

    They keep for a long time, never had a problem.
  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey buddy I'm sorry about your loss...

    Your sausage should hold up just fine. Just make sure you use the foodsaver bags and nothing else. Thank god you had a chance to cure it.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sorry to hear Mark-and yes it will keep in fridge or u can freeze it.
  8. What everybody else says, except that if your planning on stuffing it later, you probally will neeb to add water and work it into the meat. After a short time in the fridge, the meat gets like cement, and will be hard at best to stuff. Remendy is to remix water with meat before stuffing.
  9. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Best wishes Mark.Sorry for your loss.
  10. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper

    You are just giving the spices extra time to "bloom".

    Sorry to hear about the passing.

    You are good, pick up where you left off later when you have time.

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