Smoken problem.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by lead dog16, May 3, 2016.

  1. My name is John live in Missouri, been smoking seriously for 3 years, mostly venison summer sausage and salami. I also do Italian brats and breakfast sausage but do not smoke any of those.  Here in Missouri we can harvest a few deer, and there are many where I live in fact to many. One can get 2 tags in archery season plus buy as many doe tags over the counter,then you can get a fire arm tag and harvest 2 deer, then we have an alternate season, so one would be foolish not to start supplementing ones grocery with venison.

    The problem I am having I get a tough crust around the sausage, not sure why I followed the smoking directions in the package that comes with the seasoning, I use a homemade smoker that I made from a fridge I lined it in oak boards. I use a heating element I bought on line from Bradly. I have a chimney damper and 3 vents in the bottom that I can control the air.  I use a smoke generator to apply smoke, it all works rather well, i hang the sausage with a probe inserted in the center using rods.  I add water to a pan to keep moist.

    I need some suggestions on how to minimize that crusting.  Other than that the sausage is some of the best I have eaten.Need some answers.
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    John Welcome to SMF 

  3. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome to you John.

    Glad to see you here.

    Someone should be along shortly that actually knows

    something about your troubles.

    I'm pretty new to all this too.


  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    John.. If you would post your question in the sausage sub forums you will get a lot more responses... this is the roll call sub forum.... not to many of the sausage guru's look through the roll call sub forum...
  5. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Glad to have you on board lot of great guys and gal here with tons of info. take time to read Initial Greeting on Home page it contains a lot of helpful info.

  6. smokinal

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

  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!  You could also use the search magnifier for additional information.  Lots of info available on this great site!


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