Deboned, chopped in chunks, seasoned and ground w/ a 3/4" plate. Set Over night getting cold again.
Pulled out, 1/2 C of water with #1 cure, another tablespoon of spice and some cracked black. Loaded stuffer using large tube and stuffed 46MM+ natural casing. Twisted links and back to the reefer overnight.
Open the reefer door to get milk for cereal for breakfast and knew immediately it was going to be a day day by the aroma. It maybe the best andouille ever made by the smell!
Preheat MES40, load the MECS w/ pecan shells, Load the adjustable oval A-MAZ-IN tube with apple (what an outstanding combination), The color and aroma I could sell Bull bisquits that had been smoked in this stuff! Andouille IT never exceeded 110 degrees. The casings did not even get the slightest bit oily!
Internal meat is still 100% raw by how squishy the casing are.
Loaded into the smoker. Actually you can see them, Maybe the first time that glass has been almost clean....LOL
Still have plenty of pecan shells!
Making smoke all over the place!
4 hours of smoke, is that not beautiful?
While the smoking was going on, I made some breakfast links (Pop's recipe of course), while watching the LSU ball game. Neighbor saw the smoke, sister just has great timming. 15 packages of breakfast link quickly dwindled down to 8.
Because I just don't feel like it now, the andouille is back in the reefer now, I'll cook 'em & bag 'em tomorrow.
This is the local Smoking "Guru's" Price list, my andouille costs about .90/pound and it tastes exactly like I like it! Make you appreciate knowing how to smoke, cure & cook doesn't it! He is accepted by the media as "The authority on Cajun meats".
From the Smokehouse
WJ’s Andouille $8.00 lb
Smoked Sausage $6.25 lb
Tasso $8.99 lb
Whole Smoked Chicken $4.25lb
Smoked Turkey Necks $3.89 lb
Hog Head Cheese $4.45 lb
Whole Smoked Turkey Breast $10.99 lb
Sliced Smoked Turkey Breast $12.99 lb
Smoked Baby Back Ribs $9.99 lb
Whole Smoked Brisket $14.99 lb
Beef Jerky $6.00 pk
Pork Snack Sticks $14.99 lb
Cracklin (cooked on Tuesday only) $6.00 bag
Smokehouse Products from the Freezer
Fresh Sausage $6.89 lb
Italian Sausage $5.55 lb
Jalapeno Cheese Sausage $6.25 lb
Stuffed Chicken Breast (stuffed with fresh sausage) $6.99 lb
Stuffed Pork Chops (stuffed with pork sausage) $5.99 lb
Stuffed Pork Loin (stuffed with Andouille) $6.99 lb
Cubed Pork $3.10 lb
Duck Sausage $7.98 lb
Fresh Deer Sausage $7.49 lb
Smoked Deer Sausage $8.25 lb
Smoked Chicken Breast $6.99 lb
Smoked Turkey Sausage $5.25 lb
Whole Smoked Duck (seasonal) $6.98 lb
Boudin with Rice $4.49 lb
Boudin without Rice $6.49 lb
Boudin Balls $4.25 doz
Smoked Ham Hocks $4.25 lb
Skinless Chopped Andouille $4.25 bag
Gumbo: Chicken Andouille $12.95 QT
Gumbo: Seafood $13.95 QT
Roux/Gumbo Mix $4.50
Jambalaya Mix $3.95
Bean Mix $1.50
Red/White/Baby Lima Beans $1.99 lb
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Be back with more when I cook and package that beautiful andouille, I really wish you could smell it!