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What Temp is whole hog sausage done at ?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I smoke my whole hog sausage and was wanting to know the proper temp to cook to for doneness and safety ? Thanks for the help .

It's like say Jimmy Dean or Owens or JC Potter but we make it ourselve's in sleeves .
post #2 of 13
If you smoke it to 165F internal you'll be fine. Thats what we smoke our fatties to as well.
post #3 of 13
I'm not sure I understand "sleeves". Is this casing? Watch your smoking temp though, too high and you will render the fat which you don't want to do if your smoking the sausage.
post #4 of 13
Cure added or not?
If no cure , then cook at > 200F , probably 225, until done (USDA says 160).
If cured, then you can smoke at lower temps, I do my sausage at 160-170.
post #5 of 13
good answer ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
post #6 of 13
No cure yer gonna have ta hot smoke it 225° - 250° to an internal a 160° - 165°.

Cured, start out at 130° fer say 1 ta 1 1/2 hours ta dry it, or till it feels dry (casins).

Boost the temp ta 150° an add smoke fer two hours or till ya get the color ya wan't.

Then up the temp ta 170° - 180° to a internal a 155°.

Then give em a nice cold shower till the internal drops below 120°.
post #7 of 13
Thats what I do also for sausage.
But I am a little confused, I pull the sausage (cured/smoked) when it hits 155 per most of the recipes I have read.
How do we reconcile that with the USDA recomendation to cook pork to 160?
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Plastic wrappers with no name on them , about 2.5 inches around . You take it out of the wrapper and fry it up .
post #9 of 13
It will carry over some heat on its own. Plus were dealin with a cured meat product ta boot.

The 160° is fer a raw pork product bein cooked.
post #10 of 13
Sounds like a uncured pork pattie, yer gonna have ta hot smoke that en but then it would be cooked.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
breakfast sausage mostly not cured , but add in some cured as well . thanks for the great help and answers . it hits 170 and I pull it and sometimes it seem over done.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Exactly , you beat me to it . thanks
post #13 of 13
>>it hits 170 and I pull it and sometimes it seem over done.<<

yep, i'd agree - it's probably well over-done at 170.
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