Venison Summer Sausage with Pure Pork Fat

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by hemingway2, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. hemingway2

    hemingway2 Newbie

    Mixed the pure fat at a 15% ratio with the venison.
    Ground and mixed all together through the grinder. Then added the cure, high temp cheese, jalapeños ,mustard seed , and spice mixture.
    I then stuffed it back into the pre soaked casing with the grinder and a stuffer plate.
    After curing in the fridge for 24 hrs placed the sausages in the pre-heated smoker.
    Smoked @ 120 for 1.5 hrs with smoke off.
    Then 140 for 1hr with smoke on(90/10 hickory /mesquite) followed by 160 for 30 mins. I finally smoked the sausage @ 180 for the remaining 7 hrs till the IT hit 152.
    After smoking I hit it with a cold shower for 5 mins and lowered the IT to 100. I then hung the sausage and let it bloom for two hours in room temp before refrigerating.
    After a long night of refrigeration I cut them up and enjoyed every single slice. This was my second attempt and turned out wonderful. I rendered a bit of fat and couldn't get the casing to stick on my first try. Big shout out to a few members on this forum for the advice and suggestion
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  2. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You will get some fat out with smoker temp at 180. It takes forever to get them to temp lower than 180... SS looks awesome.. Nice job.... Points

  3. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job on those!
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    those looks great nice job..

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Very good sir. Nice SS there for your first try.
  6. Looks GREAT!

    Happy smoken.

  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking sausage. Salute!


  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking SS !
  9. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice work!  Making your own sausages, from meat you harvested yourself, is not only rewarding, but much better for you health wise.  You know EXACTLY what's in the links you make!

    Looks like you're on your way to having a ball in this wonderful hobby!

    Keep it up!

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