Making some summer sausage for the in-laws. They like spicy things, I don't. Any ideas on how much cayenne pepper to add per pound? They like it HOT, but don't wanna hurt them either. They do like to sweat a little from the heat too.
I use .13% of the meat weight in ground cayenne pepper. That's mild but noticeable. If you're not good with math, all you have to do is multiply the meat weight by .0013 with a calculator. I use grams because its a small enough increment in 1/10s. IE 2260 grams of meat would take 2.9 grams of cayenne pepper. Multiply pounds by 454 to get grams. Multiply ounces by 28.4 to get grams.