My 1st summer sausage this weekend

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mikedixon, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. mikedixon

    mikedixon Smoke Blower

     My buddy from work gave me a Eastman Outdoors summer sausage kit and about 12 or 15 pounds of goat. I am going to attempt making my 1st summer sausage this weekend. I kept the goat chops, and I am going to substitute it with deer. I have a question though. I intend on putting the sausage in the casing, but I don't know how long or at what temp to smoke this sausage at. The directions aren't very clear. I have read on here a couple of different methods, but they seem to differ greatly. Any help please?
     
  2. mikedixon

    mikedixon Smoke Blower

  3. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   Goat meat....good stuff.....Last time a friend gave me some, I smoked it and it came out fine....  I wasn't doing sausage though, so I smoked it at 225.

    Don't forget the  Q-Views on the sausage if you can.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now I like me some Goat meat. I have liked it for years since we have been going to Jamaica. I bet that it will make some good sausage too. Now I have always used a hot plate in my GOSM and started it out for the first hour at about 70°ish or so. Then ove it up 10° and hour and add smoke to it after the first hour. I would then take the sausage to about 152° and then put into a cold ice bath to cool it down and then hang it for a few hours to help it dry put. Then enjoy
     
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you're going to smoke it be sure it comes with a cure, or that cure is included in the spice mix. 

    I do like Mballi does, I start them at 100° and leave them there until the casing is dry, then,  add the smoke and start raising the smoker temp 20-30 degrees over time (maybe every hour or so) till you get to 180°-190° until they hit 152-155 internal, give them a shower to cool and enjoy!
     
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I agree with the directions on smoking the sausge. I have found the best results not to smoke sausage more than 4 hrs. Your times will vary depending how much sausage will be smoked
     
  7. mikedixon

    mikedixon Smoke Blower

    Now I smoked some goat roasts last year, and they were great. I just used a deer marinade, and some good dry rub on them. I'm hoping this sausage making becomes a new hobby too, (like I really need another one). It is fast approaching the holiday baking season. I am already getting cheesecake orders. I have to bake 4 different cakes and pies this week coming up. Got football pratice for my son 3 nights a week for 2 more weeks (his team is going into the playoffs in 1st place btw) and I get to smoke the turkeys for our company Thanksgiving dinner, in 3 weeks or so, a 33 Ford truck to build, a 50 model Ford truck to finish up,and work a 40 hr plus a week job. I hope I have time for more sausage. Does anyone have a time stretcher I can borrow?
     
  8. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    ahhhhhhh the good old days......................Its sombody elses turn. I served my time............... cherrish the moments while you have them...
     
  9. mikedixon

    mikedixon Smoke Blower

    I am happy to announce, the summer sausage turned out great! I ended up with 9 pounds, and we ate 3 pounds of it today at work, and it got good reviews. Thanks for all the advice! By the way, the sausage kit I used was Eastman Outdoors. I would have prefered it a little spicier, but for the gen pop, it was perfect, especially on a cracker, with a slice of provolone on it.
     
  10. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job!!!!  I'm glad everything turned out well...[​IMG]

    On the next run share some Q-views. 
     
  11. mikedixon

    mikedixon Smoke Blower

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  12. mikedixon

    mikedixon Smoke Blower

    That was a before picture. It was 3:45 am when I pulled them off. All I wanted to do was go to bed. I had to get up at 4:45 to go to work, so I didn't get any after pics.
     

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