venison Summer Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bobdog46, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. I ground up 11 lbs of venison and 4 lbs of boston butt to make a batch of summer sausage. I used the Hi-Mountain kit and added a cracked red pepper and a bunch of chopped jalapenos. I but these on the smoker yesterday afternoon as soon as my turkey finished smoking. Put the sausage in for 1 hr @ 130 w/o smoke then 1 hr @ 150 w/ smoke then three hrs @ 180-200 with smoke for 2 of those hrs. Busy day on the smoker yesterday- started @ 04:30 in the morning with the turkey and finished @ 10:00 last night with the sausage.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looks great!!

    How many casings did you use???

     I am thawing some venison and butt to make SS too.

    My first SS.

    Using the Leggs recipe.

      Have a great day!!!

        Craig
     
  3. I used 5 casings @ 3 lbs each. When I made my first batch last year I just followed the directions on the kit. Then started adding other ingredients. The best recipe I have had is adding chopped cheddar cheese and jalapenos.   
     
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking summer sausage bobdog46!

    Your pork ratio is quite a bit stronger than my 20 lbs. venison to 5 lb. pork for summer sausage. Is that what Hi Mountain recommends?Just curious, cause it is all about taste bud preference.

    High temp swiss jalapeño and high temp cheddar are great to add to summer sausage and meat sticks, it will not melt at temps as high as 400º.
     
  5. I usually do a 70% deer - 30% Pork butt mix.
     
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Thanks!!

     I have dehydrated chopped jalapenos and some cheddar to chop and add..

    Nepas sent me a few pointers and I liked the adding buttermilk instead of water.

    I am looking forward to getting underway with it.

      I love this place!!

      Craig
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking sausage. [​IMG]
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    EXCELLENT!!!
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks excellent BobDog!!
     

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