I've not pickled any of my sausage in this or any other fashion (wouldn't mind trying though). However, my uncle, that used to own a bar, would bring home the brine jars with the leftover brine, hardboil and peel his own eggs, and then toss them back into the jar to be returned to the bar. Not sure the gov't watchdogs would let that pass today. Far as I know none of his customers died of pickled eggs. Pickled livers, maybe.