Weekend Sausagefest

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by solaryellow, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    The freezer needed restocking and with the crappy weather it seemed like an opportune time to make some sausage.


    From left to right: snack sticks, hot italian, sweet italian, mexican chorizo and beer and onion.


    I have had a few coworkers asking for snack sticks so we made 10lbs of it. I wanted to try something different so I used Yuengling for my liquid when it was mixed. Hopefully the flavor of the beer will still be there after they are done smoking.


    One of my favorite recipes is this hot italian that I got from Desertlites. This is a fresh sausage so it won't get any smoke but I plan on poaching some of these along with the sweet italian and make enough sausage and peppers to last me and the wifey for a few weeks.


    Is there anything better on earth than some fresh homemade mexican chorizo? Most of this is destined for nachos, burritos, and my own bastardized fritatta recipe.


    This is my second go at a beer and onion smoked sausage. It is fairly simple with pork, onion, salt, pepper, garlic, cure #1, and Yuengling being the ingredients. Last time I made this it came out a very good but a bit too salty for my taste so I cut the salt by 1/3. It is getting a good dose of hickory smoke right now.


    Beer and onion along with snack sticks drying out before getting some cherry and hickory smoke.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great !!!! 
  3. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    That's a fun weekend right there! Looks great and I bet it tastes great too!
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking awesome. I love sausage making weekends.
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome [​IMG]
  6. nepas

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


    Really nice Joel
  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Interesting mix of sausage Joel, I;m looking forward to some finished pic's of the sticks and your opinion on the beer and onion flavor

    Bobs hot italian looks colorful too.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a great looking mess of sausage!

    Bigger batches than I ever do.  Bet it took a lot of beer to finish that all up?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Thanks roller!

    It sure was a fun weekend. Chorizo turned out pretty well. I am still not 100% satisfied with it though. Got some of the italians poaching right now and the stix along with the beer and onion are still smoking.

    Thanks Ross.

    Thanks Jerry.

    Thanks Rick.

    You know I am special Dan. The cell phone pics don't do the hot italian justice. It is much more red in person.

    hehe 2 Yuenglings for the stix, 2 Yuenglings for the beer and onion, 16 Busch Lite for one helper, 6 more Yuengling for another helper, and some Titos for yours truly. [​IMG]
  10. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing
  11. Looks good Joel can't wait to hear how the beer and onion turned out
  12. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    That's a nice looking bunch of sausages right there. [​IMG]
  13. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    That's a GREAT looking batch of sausages, Joel! A lot of work I bet, but now you can enjoy 'em!

    Awesome job!

  14. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are great looking.....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  15. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    Just about done. Should be about another hour.


    Is it really work if you enjoy it Kevin? [​IMG]

    Thanks! Good to see you around. [​IMG]
  16. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice bunch of sausage ya got there [​IMG]
  17. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome............. Did you have enough beer left to add to the sausage or did you run out to get some more.....................[​IMG]

  18. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Thanks sprky!

    The only thing left was a single O'Douls but that is being saved for a special visit by someone. [​IMG]
  19. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow it looks great  what a great  variety and all looks so good .can you share the Italian hot sausage recipe
  20. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Joel, Those look really awsome! Could you PM the Italian and Chorizo Recipe when you have time...JJ

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