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First try at summer sausage

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Just doing 10 pounds, 80% beef & 20% pork, using LEM seasoning package. Did one with just LEM mix the other I added high temp cheddar and powder dextrose.

Some chuck from Costco. I had some ground pork from recent.

Cut up ready for the Lem #12 grinder

Ground and in the fridge for the night.

Drying for 3 hours with a fan

In the smoker for and hour & a half at 100 degrees to dry a little more then bumped to 135 for 3 hours. Almost ready to bump to 145.

Will post more As it goes.

Alright, sorry for the wait. Started smoking at about 3 PM didn't get done till 4 AM Tuesday. Just cut them open today to see how they look and taste. I will say I am fairly impressed with the LEM seasoning. The SS tastes darn good very close to stuff I have bought before.

With flash

With out flash, this looks much closer to their true color. Great texture, taste, color, and perfect amount of smoke. Will be doing this again.

Edited by Lothar1974 - 1/21/15 at 4:41pm
post #2 of 11

That is some fine looking sausage. I bet it will be good. Keep the pics coming.

Happy smoken.


post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for this great forum. Has helped greatly with making all kinds of wonderful sausage! Need to visit the pellet smoker section, been using one for years and do alot of Q. Thanks again all! icon14.gif
post #4 of 11

Excellent looking SS,well done !

post #5 of 11

I'm one of those stubborn people who thought cheese belonged only on top of summer sausage. I've have been adding cheese to all of it lately. Nice job of smoking and some fine looking sausage!

post #6 of 11

Dang it man them sure look good. 



post #7 of 11

That's some fine looking sausage, what time should I expect mine to arrive



post #8 of 11

Wow....outstanding looking first attempt. My first try was a dismal failure IMO, although it got eaten. I did all beef and was not happy, finding out I prefer a blend of beef & pork. I must say you are also using top notch ingredients. Beef from Costco is superb IMO. By all means join up in the pellet group and show some your smoking gear. Willie

post #9 of 11

Nice...............Thumbs Up

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Took some to work to share, was a big hit. Was actually asked if I could make some for sale. icon14.gif

Next round will be garlic with pepper cheese. Thanks for all the great comments everyone. sausage.gif
post #11 of 11

That stuff looks wonderful. Ok I have crackers and beer?

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