Summer Sausage Help

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by jkc64, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. jkc64

    jkc64 Meat Mopper

    I have 4lbs of beef cured stuffed and ready for the smoker I did this yesterday with plans to smoke today, now the soonest I will be able to smoke them is Sunday. Will they still be good after sitting in the fridge for 3 to 4 days before smoking?
  2. Your good to go. Remember to post Qview.

    Happy smoken.

  3. jkc64

    jkc64 Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the reply, I can't seem to find any info about how long you can keep cured ground meat in the fridge and still be safe.

  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No idea either.....

    But the cure needs a certain minimum amount of time to do it's "cure" thing.  I would think once the chemicals are at an equilibrium level, it's just cured fresh meat in cold storage.  Can you over cure meat buy letting the cure work too long?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The cure thing takes 4 hrs...................Ive left cured meat in the fridge up to 5 days..... Just make sure you go by the experation date on the meat
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
  6. weisswurst

    weisswurst Smoke Blower

    I would agree with the others with one comment. The cure will dry your sausage at least somewhat .I have also left mine in frig for a few days  having put cure in it. Something comes up and you can not finish it, no problem , just remember it might be a little drier. In the case of SS it might even enhance the flavor. Happy SM Weisswurst

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