Which Wood??

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by joshs, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. joshs

    joshs Smoke Blower

    Which wood should I use for Deer Summer Sausage?
  2. Hickory is what i would use
  3. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    I second that notion.

    Red meats like beef and venison can handle the stronger flavor of hickory. Lacking that, some variety of oak. Next on the list, milder pecan.

    Save the fruit woods and sweeter stuff like apple, cherry and maple for poultry and pork.
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Like so many other things we smoke it becomes a personal choice.

    My personal favorite is hickory, but I like a stronger smoke.

    Maple is very good fer sausage, I use alot of it, most a my customers prefer the maple, a nice smoke with a hint of sweet to it.

    Any of the smokin woods will work, some will be very mild, apple is nice, but dosen't give much flavour ta things like summer sausage, but if it be what ya got will work.

    Ya can also do some wood blends, hickory an maple make up a nice mixture as well.
  5. thadoc

    thadoc Smoke Blower

    I will have to agree with the others, Hickory wood is great for summer sausage and gives a nice smokey flavor. But, in the end it is all personal pref. and what you like to eat. I used a combination of hickory, pecan, and apple for my venison snack sticks and I thought it could use just a bit more smoke taste but, thats just me. They were good with a hint of sweetness to them. I think summer sausage will be able to handle the strong hickory smoke just fine, you can always mix it up a bit and use 75% hickory and 25% apple, oak, or pecan. It's all up to you, which every way you go I'm sure you will be happy and enjoy the eat! [​IMG]
  6. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    I see it as

    smoke is such as spices

    you smoke to taste

    some herbs you prefer more than other,so use wood to taste

    the one wood is not the other one [​IMG]
  7. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Like they all said, it's a matter of preference, but you just can't beat Hickory for venison. It just compliments it so well.
  8. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


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