Hot Links

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bratrules, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    I was craving a good hot link sandwich so i decide to make my own hot link. Ive made hot links before but it was a slow low smoke. Now these i dried out at 120 but cooked them at 250 for about 45min or till they hit 160. here are a few pics.




  2. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Now these are not cured sausages!! since i wasn't going to cook them at a low temp there is no need to cure them.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Your name says it all Brats Rulz. Now those are some mighty fine looking sausages you made there and a really good bun full of joy to.
  4. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Those look great!!
  5. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    those look amazing.  very nice
  6. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    Those look great, gonna need a recipe for those!...please!...
  7. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Sure i'll do my best for the recipe since i usually just eye ball everything but here is goes.

    this was for 2 1/2 pound of pork shoulder

    2 tbsp kosher salt

    2 1/2 red pepper flakes ( a little more if you want it hotter BTW leave those whole i don't grind them)

    2 tsp black pepper

    3 tsp paprika & cayenne pepper

    4 tsp cumin

    2 tsp coriander

    1/2 tsp dried thyme (a little less)

    1 1/2 tsp garlic powder & onion power

    3 whole dried bay leaves

    3 tbsp of sriracha chili sauce ( its an Asian chili sauce)

    1/2 cup low fat dry milk

    1/3 cup ice water

    i put all the spices through the coffee grinder!! always use whole fresh spices for best flavor but am sure everyone here knows that!!
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
  8. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    Cool! thanks I can't wait to give it a try!
  9. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Your going to love it. you cant find store bought hot links this juicy!! besides the store bought ones are made with to many fillers.
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That sounds great, the srirachi sauce sounds great I love that stuff.
  11. Those look great.  [​IMG]

    I was wondering did you have any smoke going when you cooked them?

    If so what type of wood.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  12. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Oh ya i smoked them over hickory the whole time. But that was after i dried the buy hanging them in the smoker. i had the heat on at about 120. then i took them out cut individual links and cook them at 250 for about 45min.
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those sure look good - saved the recipe - thanks
  14. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good.  Thanks for the recipe, copied!  Is that a homemade slaw also?
  15. Saved the recipie. Can't wait till I have time to make. Thanks for sharing.
  16. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah that's also a homemade slaw!! i also put some vinegar base uncooked BBQ on there. now that's some good eats lol[​IMG]
  17. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Oh i also forgot to add i ground the meat and prepared it the day before and stuff it the next day just so the flavors can merry a little more!!
  18. those look good, thanks for posting the recipe!
  19. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Boy, just looking at them makes me thirsty.  Wish I could have some of that for lunch tomorrow.  Thanks for posting the views and recipe..[​IMG]
  20. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG those are off the hook!! wish I could begin to do that!![​IMG]

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