What kind of meat....

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by etcher1, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    What kind of cuts of meat do you prefer in making a beef or pork summer sausage (as in butts, brisket,flank,etc)?
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to use ground chuck with a 80/20 ratio. I will often wait till theres a sale on ground beef , or chuck and buy that.
  3. piker

    piker Fire Starter

    I have used venison with both beef and pork, beef with pork, beef and pork alone with real good results. Taste pretty well the same. The spices that you may tweak with makes the diff. Piker
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have used pork butt and then for beef I have used chuck roast for some snack sticks and all the rest was venison meat for sausage.
  5. ringodad

    ringodad Fire Starter

    I like a piece of Chuck Roast for my beef sausage. Pick out a piece with more fat than you'd like for a pot roast supper, and you'll find you've got almost always a perfect 20-22% fat percentile.
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    If I'm not using mostly venison then I like Dan look for 80/20 on sale somewhere
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use pork shoulder or pork butt and 80/20 ground beef tubes. The best flavor of ground beef comes from the toughest cuts such as neck and shank and trimmings; this is what goes into plant-ground meats along with boned-out canners and cutters local beef raised lean and tough. That is why it's ground, it's not good for anything else; otherwise it'd be sold as a finished product unto itself (steaks and roasts, etc.).
  8. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I use 80/20 ground beef in 3,5 or 10 lb tubes. I like 70/30 ground beef but it's hard to find.

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