Want to cure and smoke some breakfast sausage.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by carter86, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. carter86

    carter86 Newbie

    Hi guys

    I want to make a small 2lb batch of breakfast sausage but I want to cure it and smoke it.

    Here's my questions 

    1. After adding a cure #1 to the meat and stuffing, do I need to refrigerate them over night before smoking?

    2. Can I cold smoke them for several hours without bringing to a certain temp and cook them to temp when I'm ready to eat them since they have been cured?

    3. If I need to bring them to a certain temp during smoking process, can I cold smoke for several hours sincevtheyvbeen cured asnd then warm smoke to desired temp?

    I never smoked and cured sausage before but after seeing all the great results on the forum I want to give it a try and just want to make sure I'm doing it right.

    Thanks for any help that you can give me.
     
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    See my answers above.

    Welcome to the madness and ask all the questions you want.
     
  3. carter86

    carter86 Newbie

    Thanks CB for the very helpful info.

    One last question. Would it hurt after sitting in the fridge for a day to then smoke at a temp of 150 - 170 until internal temp reaches 152?

    The reason I ask is because I have a kamado gril and not sure I can keep it below 150 without snuffing the fire. I know I can keep it at 150 - 170 for a long time.

    Thanks
     
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That will work. What I'd do is take them out of the frig and hang them, or set them on a cooling rack, under a fan or where there's some air movement to dry them out a bit and get them started warming up a bit. An hour or so should be fine.

    Then start with smoke in the Komodo and run the temp around the low end of what you can maintain for an hour, them move the temp up until you get to 170. Smoke to 152 IT.

    I'm assuming you're making links.
     

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