First Sausage with Pics

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by shooterrick, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Breakfast Sausage With Pics

    Well since I got up at 6 am I decided to go ahead and jump into the breakfast sausage I had planned and use the new grinder. The grinder is a Cuisin Pro 1800.

    The sausage turned out very well and I was pleased for the first attempt. The fry test tasted good but a bit mild for our taste. I chilled the sausage down quickly in the freezer and moved to the fridge to ripen a bit. We will do a second fry test this evening before packaging after it ripens. I will adjust the recipe to our liking at that time.

    The grinder functioned flawlessly and powered through the partially frozen pork as fast as I could feed it with no bog downs on low speed. I never ran it on high speed the whole process. Clean up was simple and I soon learned to use a bottle brush and pipe cleaner for the head and plates. Pics are below.

    The Assembly Line:



    Meat prep:





    The First Grind with coarse plate: Spices mixed in at this point with ice water.



    The Second Grind with fine plate:



    The fry test:



    Overall it went smooth and I learned some basics. Onward to a stuffed casing with the next effort. I will either do an Italian or Andouille next.
     
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice! Glad you like the new grinder. Looking forward to hearing the results of the fry test after you've adjusted the spice amounts.
     
  3. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the views Rick. Looks like that grinder will be a good investment. How many pounds was the butt? [​IMG]
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats Rick looks like a great first run!! Sounds like that grinder is gonna work great
     
  5. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cut the butt up mostly frozen and reserved all but five lbs for this first run to keep it simple. I will throw the bone in section of the but on the pit tomorrow for supper.
    No waste no want!
     
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now it's time to shop for a meat mixer! You've got the habit now.[​IMG]
     
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks great rick-glad u ventured in-you gonna have fun.
     
  8. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! Welcome yet another addicting hobbie!! [​IMG]

    Nice work!

    Best,
    Trout
     
  9. Looks great! I sure would like to be there to sample some! I have to get back into making my sausage too. I had a commercial meat grinder made by Hobart. Worked great for me. Till the ex wife sold it on me with the meat saws, butcher block table and wrapping staion w/ hotplate on one her's garage sales while I was at work. Boy that was a bad day!
    Anyway its good to start off fresh!

    Thomas [​IMG]
     

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