Taint Football Season Butt

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, May 31, 2011.

  1. nepas

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

    I gotta use these up before they get dry.

    Making 2.5 lbs of Summer Sausage footballs.

    My cannon at the ready.

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    These are natural hog stomach sewn together to make little footballs. Each one will hold around 1 1/4lb unless you stuff them tight like i did the one. You might be saying how much them foosballs.....Like $8.50 ea

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    Even with lacings.

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    The casings are salted so i keep em vac sealed. The paper towel is in there to catch any salt or moisture from getting into the seal area.

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    Going in the fridge tonight and getting heavy hickory smoke tomorrow. Might go into the smokehouse with them. Prob looking at around 12 to 18 hrs.
     
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gotta love them footballs.  Go Big Red.  For you I guess it would be Go Big Blue?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Interesting [​IMG]

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  4. smokinal

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

    Can't wait to see the finished product. I saw those casings in the Sausage Maker catalog.
     
  5. nepas

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


    I get the casings like these at a local menonite owned butcher shop.
     
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Cool!

      Craig
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look like they are a lot of fun. What kind of goodness did you stuff them with
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Footballs NEPAS !!!!

    Great Job!!!

    I saw they sell them at Dietrich's Meats, down the road from here.

    Bear
     
  9. nepas

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

    Scarbelly

    These are all beef summer sausage.

    Bear

    Yup thats where i get em at. I try not to stay in there long when the owner lady is there, she likes to give me the 3rd* about smoking and being safe. Ya like i'm major competition for them.

    I was getting the smokehouse ready for the SS Footballs and looked all over for my HD extension cord and it seems someone needed it more than me.

    So i had to use my backup.

    Traeger/Bradley

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  10. nepas

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


    Well maybe big blue for my wife.....nepas  aint much of a foosball fan
     
  11. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    8.50 each ............wow.... [​IMG]    so much for doing a 25lb batch at 175 dollars just for casings........... looks cool though....
     
  12. nepas

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


    Yeah thats why i only buy 5 at a time. The ones from sausage maker are cloth.

    Getting closer.

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  13. nepas

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

    HAHA Like the air been let outta em.

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    Looks good though.

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    Taste good.

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    Seal em up.

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  14. What was the highest temp you got them to?

     Also what is the lowest temp the smoker you used can go to?

    Looks like they played a tough game. Probably against the SeaHawks and got there Butts Kicked.

    Go Seahawks

    Karl
     
  15. nepas

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


    I use a PID to control my temps.

    High on this was 170*

    I did some sweet lebanon at 85* for 50 hours

    Sorry, nepas dont like football.

    Only likes hanging with mrs nepas, smoking, bbq, huntin, fishin, drinkin with friends.....ya i know boring...HA
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good from here---Wouldn't want to fumble!!!

    Bear
     
  17. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

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    these is a remarkable similarity! [​IMG]

    What a fun idea! The fact that it tastes great is a bonus!

    Kevin
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is that the one the Fridge fell on???

    Bear
     
  19. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Way cool nepas................[​IMG]
     
  20. Way cool

    Thank you

    Karl
     

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