How did I do so far?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by hammer77, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    Well many thanks to all that helped me. Here we go!


    Here is my kitchen all set up for the making of my first Kielbasa.


    Sorry I got carried away with the trimming, and forgot to take pictures. Here is my first batch on the fine cut.


    My FIRST RING! I am not gonna lie, I was pretty impressed with myself. One thing I forgot was to link it. Is it to late or can I link it before smoking?


    The finishing stuff. The C on the left was a result of a blow out. LOL managed to save it.

    I ended up doing about 7lbs for my first batch, went all pork like Boykjo recommended, figured why not that way if I screwed it up wouldn't be out much. I did use a premix from Waltons. Had to use some math skills but think I nailed it. Can't wait to put it in the smoker in the morning. I will update as the weekend goes on. Once again THANK YOU TO ALL that helped sort me out on my other thread to pull this off!. Can't wait to fire up the hot box!
     
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  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good so far,,, Nice job,, Will be waiting for tomorrows pics.... Good luck 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
     
  3. smokinal

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

    They really look good!

    Can't wait to see the finish!

    Al
     
  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AWESOMENESS.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! You can link before Smoker no if you want.
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dave nice job,they look a little to tight to link

    Be back tomorrow night

    Richie
     
  7. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    Thanks everyone for the replies. If there to tight to link well in the smoker they will go! I will let my knife do the linking! I really didn't apply to much pressure to the casing on stuffing, kind of let it do its thing!
     
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look great,I'll let you know how you did after my delivery!:biggrin:
     
  9. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    I gave it a couple twist seems to work. Its 7 am and in the smoker!


    When I just took this pic I noticed my sausage hanger is a little one sided but it should work. Well I hope so! Will keep you posted.

    Dave
     
  10. scottma

    scottma Smoke Blower

    Looks great to me.  I just got into making sausage and haven't tried kielbasa yet.  Looking forward to seeing the final results. 
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good.
     
  12. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the positive comments. I just wish I would have linked them while stuffing. Guess you can say I got caught up in the moment. Rookie mistake. I started cranking and it was coming out looking good, I just keep going, It wasn't until a hour or so later I thought about it, Live and learn.

    Dave
     
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  13. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Linking in 6-8" links looks cool but they are hard to keep apart when smoking, when they touch the smoke wont get to the touched parts thus giving you a mark on each link.

    Anyways

    Its all good and you did good.
     
  14. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the intel.
     
  15. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    Alright off the smoker and looking good!



    Going to sit and bloom. I know I got alot to learn but am really happy right now. Will get a cut shot in a bit. I can see the spots where it was touching like Nepas said, It's all trial and error. Still pretty stoked.

    Dave
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
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  16. smokinal

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

    They look very good!

    Really nice color!

    Al
     
  17. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    Thanks Al, I just cut off a bite, I couldn't wait. Tasted pretty good! In my opinion my first shot it was a success. Still looking to get better but it will take time. I am doing your Pastrami tonight!

    Dave
     
  18. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great color,there looking extra tasty now!
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. I always link after stuffing. Pinch n twist.
     
  20. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Dave, that is a great job. Enjoy
     

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