Aloha Diablo South Texas Venison Summer Sausage w/Pimento, Olives, Japs, Swiss, & Cheddar (QVIEW)

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by hoity toit, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ok folks, it's that time of year again ! I harvested a couple deer a few weeks ago and had some meat left over from making tamales and decided to make a big batch of summer sausage.


    I used 37 lbs venison, 17 lbs pork butt, all ground to hamburger size. We mixed the meat, seasoning and cure on Friday night and let it rest 24 hours in the cooler.

    The next evening we "rolled in" the Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese, Green olives, Pimentos, and hand cut pickled Jalapenos(mild).

    I used a rolling pin to perform that task so as not to crush or damage the olives and pimento, japs.

    We rolled it 1/2 batch at a time turning it over adding stuff and rolling till it looked about right adding some citric acid to it at this point sprinkled evenly. (I only had enough citric for 1/2 the batch but that's OK.

    I put some plastic over it when rolling it. I don't know how I came up with this method other than the fact the ones I made last year some of the ingredients got smashed so I decided to give a try this way and it worked.

    We then stuffed all of it and hung in the cooler overnight. [​IMG]

    Sunday am early we took it out and let it warm  a couple hours, wiping the condensation off of the chubs for a couple hours, and then it went into the preheated smokehouse at 120* for an hour with no smoke. Then we gave it sweet hickory smoke for 3 hours raising the temp every hour by 10-15 degrees. Stall hit at 140 as usual. Bumped up to 180 and cooked till IT was 165* and immediately into and ice bath set up and cool. Then out of the ice bath to hang with a fan blowing on them for an hour or so and back in the cooler  overnight again.

    Vac Packed and finished Monday night.


    All toll ended up with 57 pounds after adding all the cheeses and stuff. I did the math not counting labor and it worked out to $8.11 a pound or roughly $25 for each 3lb chub+-. Some of them went closer to 4lbs.

    Here is your QVIEW !!!!!!!!!!!

    Santa gives these as Christmas presents each year so now my shopping is done.[​IMG]

    (click on the pictures to go full size view)










    Looks like "Christmas" colors.....


    Made it into a log roll for a minute, just for the heck of it !

    And this is only 1/2 of what we made.












    Finished product has good presentation and tastes great too .



    Merry Christmas to all my friends here on SMF !!!!

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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
  2. [​IMG]  That is some fine looking logs! I do like the Christmas colors for the season. Congratsulations on the deer hunt.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hoity, that looks great!! Nice post very informative - I hope I am on the nice list. Merry Christmas to you and your family. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker and yours looked very happy. [​IMG]

    DS 
     
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    MAGNIFICENT!!!
     
  5. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking sausage Hoity. What are the casings that you used?
     
  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, that looks F&%$*&$ amazing! 
     
  7. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    THANKS , I APPRECIATE IT.
     
  8. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yes Sir  Glad you liked it. It will be a while before I tackle that much at one time....wore me out and i had 2 helpers.
     
  9. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I used the Fiberous casings from Sausage Maker.
     
  10. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank you, I appreciate it.
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a terrific smoke. I love venison in sausage more than any other meat and this looks like a stunning mixture. Kudos and

    [​IMG]

    Disco
     
  12. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love that combination!! You do very nice work indeed.  Excelent!!!! Reinhard
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice.... Good job.... Thumbs Up
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking sausage! Points for the post!
     
  15. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh. Dayum!

    Yes please!
     
  16. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank you, I appreciate it.
     
  17. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome, nice job !
     
  18. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank you..
     

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