It was time to refill the freezer.
This was a bunch of firsts for me this weekend.
10 lbs of loose ground breakfast sausage using a Lem Kit. Delicious. No Photo.
3lb of Hi Mountain Snack sticks. My wife's request. These were very good. They and other flavors will likely be a regular for her.
A corned beef smoked into pastrami. Coated with ground pickling spice and cracked black pepper.
7 1/2lb of Jalepeno Sausages.
Sorry, Not many true measurements.
1 TB Guadillo Pepper (spelling is close.)
1 TB Cayenne Pepper
1 Head of Garlic
some Basil, Sage and Oregano.
about 15 pickled Jalapeno slices
1oz of balsamic vinegar
6 oz of Ice Water.
They tasted great but didn't give me the heat I was hoping for, but I forgot paprika. Next time more pepper, add the paprika and I will also add some juice from the Jalapeno jar to replace some of the water. I have used the jalapeno pickle juice before and it adds a nice touch.
All of these were smoked with with cherry chips in my MES 40. My first cherry smoke. It turns out I love it for Pastrami and Sausage.