Smoking me a butt with sausage to go on top.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by syncom, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    Today I am smoking a 7lb butt and some German sausage. So I got the butt in the smoker and thinking it should be done around 5 or 6 tonight. I am smoking on a masterbuilt electric smoker. Its not the best smoker but she does the job for me. So any suggestion on the sausage as far as a rub or seasoning to go on top. Also how long does it take to smoke sausage since this is my first time smoking sausage.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
  2. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter


     
  3. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter


    4 hours into the pork butt. Looking very good. Started to put the mop on. The temp is at 166. It really hasn't had a stall. At what temp does the stall usually happen at.

     
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL>.....the stall will now happen any minute and last a couple hours. Murphys Law.....you mentioned stall. I would assume the sausage is fully cooked so just needs to warm up to eating temps. If raw, it must hit 165 IT to be safe for consumption. I find sausage very forgiving so it will not, usually, hit an overcooked state if you put it in to early. Most commercial links have plenty, plenty of fat in them so in the MES should be fine. With a 7 pound butt you're looking at about a 14 hour smoke, allowing for some stall and if you keep opening the door to mop.....Willie
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good so far, Chef Willie give ya some great info there !
     
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  6. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    The sausage is not cooked at all. So since it is not cooked at all should I cook it inside first then put it on the smoker or could I throw it on the smoker and let it cook up to temp using the smoker. Sorry if these questions are dumb. Don't know much about sausage besides it great on top of pulled pork sandwiches. Thanks for all the advice you offer Chef.
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You really don't need any rub on sausage and they will take about 2 hours to smoke at the 225-250°F you are smoking the Butt at...JJ
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
  8. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    Ok,

    Thanks Chef Jimmy J.
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just make sure the Internal Temp (IT) of the sausage to 165°F...JJ
     
  10. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    Gotcha,

    Pork butt= 200

    sausage= 165

    Coors Light= -10

    How can you go wrong. mmmmmmm
     
  11. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    So one more question. Should I take the sausage out of the fridge and let the meat get to room temp or does that not matter.
     
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    See that! You will be losing that NEWBIE badget sooner than you thought...[​IMG]...JJ
     
  13. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    Lmao O I cant wait.
     
  14. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another age old question you will get multiple answers on. Some do....some don't. There is the 40 to 140 degree in 4 hours rule that many adhere to for safety. There are many who pay no heed, having grown up with various methods of preparing meat. So, since you are 'new' so to speak I would offer the suggestion you just put the sausage in cold from the fridge. It is of little matter anyway with something as small as a sausage. Many feel a large butt, shoulder or brisket should be at room temp before inserting such a large very cold muscle into a fairly low temp smoker......Willie
     
  15. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    So my stall came at 187 I have been stuck here for o most 2 hours. Gosh but it's looking so good. More pic to come.
     
  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, the stall stinks but it's a part of Q'ing ! Your patience will be rewarded..... How long ya planning to rest ?
     
  17. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    I plan on resting for at least 1 hour. Pending on when my wife gets here. Maybe 2
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok, I'd suggest closer to two if ya can IMO ! Just my 2 cents !
     
  19. syncom

    syncom Fire Starter

    Yea I will have to make a beer run (the best thing) and get everything ready to go to my parents for dinner. So it should be resting for at least 2 hours. It finally broke threw the stall. It went from 188 to 195 in 30 mins. Is that good or bad.
     
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, beer runs a great idea..... The rest is important IMHO, maybe the most important.... I smoked a butt last week & let er rest 4 hrs and the dang thing was bout falling apart....ya don't have to go 4 hrs but I'd sure go 2 if ya can ! Your good on your temp there, no worries ! Thumbs Up
     

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