Venison sausage or snack sticks.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by c farmer, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. c farmer

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

    I think I am ready to get into the sausage making.

    I have a very old hand crank stuffer and a grinder as old as the stuffer.

    I have ground venison and 5 lb ground sausage.

    Can I make anything out of it?  Snack sticks?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
  2. Sure can - you can make snack sticks or bologna easily  [​IMG]   Sounds like you have an old Enterprise lard press/ stuffer - they are pretty tough old machines...
     
  3. c farmer

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

    Ha.  I dont know the name of it but we pressed lard and made fresh sausage with it.
     
  4. c farmer

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

    Would love a good bologna recipe.
     
  5. I use a recipe from dales cookbook, a guy out of Wyomissing Pennsylvania for my snack sticks, they are the most amazing snack sticks I've Eaton or made. For bologna I use the pa Dutch country sweet mix from con Yeager, it makes 25 lbs at a time and you need pink cure salt. Kinda everything from pa, haha I think con Yeager spice is from Pittsburgh
     
  6. c farmer

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

    Have a link?  I have pick salt and maybe it is close to what I have made from the Amish.
     
  7. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Adam,

    This isn't exactly the question that you asked, but I did want to tell you that I absolutely LOVE Pop's breakfast sausage recipe used to make bulk venison breakfast sausage.  I calculated out his spices on a per weight basis, but dropped the salt down significantly as my husband and I don't like salty sausage.  I've received nothing but compliments on it.  

    Venison Breakfast Sausage (adapted from Pop's recipe):

    80% lean venison/20% pork fat
    1.1% pickling salt (calculated based on weight of meat + fat)
    .3% ground sage
    .3% freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp brown sugar per lb of sausage meat
    scant 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes per lb of sausage meat

    Anyway, didn't answer your question, but hope you have fun with your new toys!

    Clarissa
     
  8. c farmer

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

    Thanks Clarissa.

    They are NOT new. LOL.   They were my grandpaps and I remember using them when I was a little kid.

    I am just new to makin sausage.
     
  9. Are you looking for a sweet bologna recipe?
     
  10. c farmer

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

    No. What we have made isn't sweet. The amish in Belleville makes it.
     
  11. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Ah you don't need bologna recipes, you're already full of it!  [​IMG]
     
  12. c farmer

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

    Hey now. What do you have?
     
  13. Ah ok - that's not really spicy is it? Sort of just an even flavored deer bologna?
     
  14. c farmer

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

    Yup. Mild and meat flavored.
     
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    cf, I'am just about getting into doing sausage making as well as bacon too.... Wow, is this forum the best... Ya have a question & ya get answers for sure... I'll be watchin for your new venture as I'am starting mine... Just savin up the last few $$ to get a grinder & stuffer... As well as waitin for the price of pork bellies and such from a few local butchers... Can't wait to get started !! If it just wasn't for work gettin in the way ! :laugh1: Could actually get somethin done !!!
    :biggrin:

    Justin
     
  16. c farmer

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

    Ha. I have the bacon, grinder and stuffer handled. Just trying to find a recipe I like.
     
  17. Ok I think I might have a similar recipe down in my shop files - I'll see if I can dig it out for you tomorrow...
     
  18. c farmer

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

    Thanks.
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will for sure find one on here, I'am sure of it ! Good luck on whatever one ya decide on !

    Justin
     

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