i have a OBS and bought a package of jalepeno summer sausage by Hi Mountain to try with last years deer and some pork. I may have made a huge boo boo but help me out if you dont mind.. after mixing and following the directions to a T here is what happenend during the smoking process
6:00pm -- 1 hour at 140 degrees to dry the sausage to the touch
7:00pm --1 hour with hickory smoke at 160 degrees
7:30pm-- 30 minutes with hickory smoke at 180 degrees
8:00pm insert digital temp probe in the center of the sausage and crank to 200. (roughly 3"x20" long)
from 8:00 til 12:00 (mignight 4 hours) it went from 125IT to 130ish in the first hour and it stalled for the remaining 3 hours.
i removed from the smoker, and threw them in the refrigerator.
so are they ruined?
can i cut them up into patties and fry them?
can i eat them since it was 130IT for 2 to 3 hours?
suggestions maybe i can do something in the oven to "make sure"
i dont want to mess up the next batch so im going to do a small one next.
thanks in advance for the advice