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first try at smoked sausages

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Been awhile since I have posted anything and since I love to make fresh sausage and also love the taste of smoked sausage , I've been wanting to try my hand at makin some , here's what I have on the go ...

15 # ( 5 chubs ) of some old fashioned bologna ( Hi Mountain kit ) in the smoker as I type .. hickory / sugar maple for smoke

and 10 # of a garlic and cheddar recipe I found somewhere .. in the fridge waiting it's turn in the MES .... will try to post some pics later ...

anyone here ever try this Hi Mountain kit ?? how was it ? any thoughts ?

here's the recipe I used for the garlic and cheddar , I cut the salt back a little and increased the garlic

Smoked Garlic & Cheese Sausage

15-lbs ground pork, fine grind
1 1/2-lbs of crumbled old cheddar cheese
2-tbsp salt
1 1/2-tbsp Morton's Tenderquick
2-tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2-tbsp ground caraway
1 1/2-tbsp ground coriander
1 1/2-tbsp garlic powder
1 1/2-tbsp mace
4-cups ice water
1-cup skim milk powder

Mix together all the dry ingredients to ice water
Mix into meat, mix well
Add crumbled cheese and mix gently
Stuff into hog casings
Place in fridge overnight
Smoke using sugar maple for about 6 hrs at 150-180 F until the internal temp reaches 142 F
Quench in ice water and let hang at room temp for an hour
Vacuum pack and freeze

anyone have any thoughts on this recipe , good or bad ??

wish me luck , hope it goes well or I guess I'll have 25 # of dog treats for my Katie

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post #2 of 4
Looks great so far. Try tying twine between sausages....looks like your casings came unwound. I processed some of the goose breasts from the freezer and ended up with 25# Italian, 25# breakfast, 10# kielbasa, and 10# of chorizo. It is all fresh, so the next sausage making session will be all smoked in the MES and OBS smokers. Be sure to post pics of the final products!
post #3 of 4
thats some pretty sausage tim-mix's sound great-make sure u let us see done deal please.
post #4 of 4
hey tim good looking sausages i like the hi mtn bologna season all of hi mtn seasonings are great the other recipe sounds like a good recipe let us know how it turns out i love making my own sausage i have yet to make a batch that i did not like they just keep getting better everytime i do some good luck
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