Smoked Alligator Sausage ?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bobdog46, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Okay everybody, I have about 15 lbs of alligator tail meat coming to me next week from a friend. I am going to make some smoked sausage with it. I have a couple of questions for anybody that may have done this. I have made plenty of smoked sausage with venison using a ratio 70/30 deer to pork. I am wondering if I should use the same ratio with alligator / pork. Any Suggestions ?
     
  2. nepas

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

    I have done this with gator 10lbs. I cut in 3 lbs of brisket trim .

    Your 15 i would cut in 5 lbs of beef trim fat or some butt.

    I did 5 lbs of rattler a couple years ago and used chicken thigh meat.
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looking forward to the sausage. [​IMG]
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I can't help you BobDog, but I sure will be watching for it !!

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Bear
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Looking forward to this. You can get gator meat just about anywhere around here.
     
  6. I have a friend coming over with some to smoke today. Never smoked sausage before.

    I believe they are about 5/8" diameter.

    How long, what temp?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  7. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    IF Nepas says to  do it, do it.  He's the man when it comes to sausage for sure!
     

  8.  I certainly will. I hope he says something,
     
  9.  A friend brought me some gator sausage from N.O.  Very tasty indeed!
     
  10. Winging it. [​IMG]

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  11. smokinal

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

    Dang Marlin that's a lot of gator.

    What temp do you take the tail meat to so it's tender & not rubbery?
     
  12. Only had the sausage and a few pieces of tail to try. I didn't check the temp, just went with when they looked done and tested them.

    It is really good. A local meat market made the sausage.

    About 3 hours at 200 to 225.  
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just got back on line (no electric for 3 days), and that stuff looks AWESOME !!!!!!

    Sure wish I could taste that !!!

    Awesome pics too !!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  14. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great bobdog............... [​IMG]        never tried gator...... might have a opportunity at the SELA.....

    Joe
     
  15. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    To be honest, I have eaten so little gator sausage over my lifetime I couldn't tell you real good gator sausage or bad gator sausage.  I know that at SELA BobDog will get us some real good gator sausage.  I'm looking forward to it also.  
     
  16. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job looks great !
     

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