Hey Guys and Gals
Its been a while since I have made Sausage and I'm out...and the GF is complaining ..you remember her ... she is the one that was complaining when I bought the grinder stuffer slicer ... Now I have to keep her supplied with Italian sausage (extra fennel)
So I found this on sale
They are nice Butts ..I kind of wish I was making pulled pork with them ...That's my Bubba Blade ...its called a 9 inch stiffie ...ya I know ..
13 lbs for Italian and 6 lbs for Kielbasa
Spice Mix for the Italian
Mixed and in the fridge tonight
Kielbasa mixed up
Test frying the Italian ..(added more salt and fennel)
ready for the smoker in the morning
Started grinding and stuffing the Italian ....I didn't think it would ever end ...
13 lbs will wrap it in the morning
Morning time ... Kielbasa in the smoker ..150 degrees 2 hours apple and cherry then a hour of maple
I was real Disappointed with the smoke ..the flavor was ok but the color sucked the MBES just don't make enough smoke at 150 degrees ...so I have just ordered a amaz pellet burning and about 3 lbs of pellets
Boiled to 160 then a cold water bath ... on to sealing ...this is almost like work
I really thought that 13 lbs would have made more than 11 packs (4 in each pack)
This is a Christmas present from the GF Replacing the one I have had for 25 years ...(the sealer not the GF)
All and all wasn't too bad the Italian came out great ... the Kielbasa could have been better will make it again when I get the amaz-n Pellet burner and hope for better smoke and yet again I need to add more garlic to the kielbasa or use something different than garlic powder ...
and ...I've just been told she is out of Canadian Bacon ...