Hey folks. Been a long while since I have posted, but thought I would share what Ive been doin lately. really jumped feet first into the sausage stuffin and smoking. Processing cost way too much and couldnt let 6 hindquarters and shoulders go to waste in the freezer. Made about 12 pounds of fresh breakfast sausage this weekend. What ya'll think?
Here is 10 lbs of fresh cubes deer meat ready for the grinder
here, my lovely assistant (wife) is cutting the mix with approx 2 lbs of pork fat
On to the stuffer. We use the Grizzly 5lb model. Works great and no way Im gonna break the plastic gear.
Stuffing into 32mm casing with a 3/4 tube.
Here is all 12lbs stuffed and ready to go in the fridge overnight
Here they are in the smoker. I like a heavy smoke, so laid the smoke to um until they hit 165 (gotta get me some hooks)
The finished product. Nice and firm. Good texture
I did a small batch of summer sausage last weekend. Came out fantastic. Here are a few shots of them
sittin in the fridge to cure. The small snack stick was just what was leftover in the stuffer.