1st Sweet Italian

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by scottma, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. scottma

    scottma Smoke Blower

    The Mrs got me a stuffer for fathers day so I figured the 4th would be a perfect time to have my 1st go at sausage making.  I figured Id start out easy and bought a Lem sweet Italian sausage mix from bass pro along with some 32mm hog casings. 

    Started with a 7lb bone in butt.  After trimming and grinding I ended up with just under 5 lbs of pork.  It went pretty good but will definitely get easier with more practice.  I need to somehow mount the stuffer to something it kept sliding around.  I'm think just clamping it to a board.  

    Well heres some pics...i did a test fry and it tasted like sausage...More pics after its cooked later today.  

    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016
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  2. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!    That's a wonderful job on the stuffing.    
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job on the sausage.

    For your first time you did an excellent job!

    My first time didn't look that good.

    I sent a point your way!

  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great job..................[​IMG]  I'll take one right here

  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bah! Saw the thread title was hoping more for Alyssia Milano or Shakira or Marisa Tomei etc etc etc.....  Now those are some sweet Italians!
  6. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Nice job on the stuffing, Scott! Mine still don't always look that nice LOL!
    Check Weston.com and look for "Universal suction cup feet". Holds the stuffer down like a dream.
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  7. scottma

    scottma Smoke Blower

    Thanks everyone..No money shots unfortunately.  They did turn out very good but I either over cooked them or didn't add enough fat so they were on the drier side.  Definitely something I will try again.  Can't wait to make some snack sticks and summer sausage.  Thank you Dan for the suction cups idea...they are on sale for $7.99.  
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SM, Nice work on your sausage !
  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice job....I see somebody else likes a FAT sausage....LOL......stick one of those in a stadium bun with some grilled green peppers & onions....pure Heaven
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First, the sausage looks great!

    Second, the sausage looks really great for a first time. I wish my first stuff had turned out as well.

    Third, keep that wife. Any wife who helps with the hobby is a keeper.


  11. scottma

    scottma Smoke Blower

    Thanks guys!! It was a great learning experience.  Going to try breakfast sausage next and I have a LEM summer sausage kit to make as well.  

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