A Stuffy and Smoky Vacation

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by fireguy, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Well. I have been stuffing and Smoking My Vacation AWay.
    I started Stuffing on Mon, Started Smoking Yesterday, and what seems to be an endless journey, is slowly coming to an end. 2 days of stuffing, 3 Days of smoking = 140 #s of sausage ( before smoked) that will be in the freezer by Sat Morn, if Its the last thing I do.[​IMG]

    Just thought I would Drop some pics of my progress, thus far..

    15 #s of Summer, 30 # of Summer with Cheese and Jalapenoes, and 15 #s teriyaki Sticks... So far so good... In smoker now is 10#s hot Sticks and 25 #s of Sante Fe, and Finally in the mourning will be 45#s of Hot sticks with Jalapenoes and Cheese.

    It is also so cold and windy I have had to Strap my smoker shut to keep the heat in.

    Ill post pics as I finish each Batch
  2. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    You are one dedicated SMOKER!.......NICE!
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL Freudian slip? Wow, ton of work there- Nice!
  4. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Here is a pic of the Santa Fe and the Hot Sticks, I just pulled out moments ago. I cant believe everything is going so well!!! It seems like there is usually a hitch somewhere in my smoking excursions.

    Rich, I do believe that was a "Freudian Slip", thanks for pointing it out to me.

    Lets just say, I might have bit off more than I Can Chew...

    Any Way, Ill Up date after My Adventures tommarow... As for now I think It is Miller Time.. [​IMG]

    Heck, Im having so much fun, I think I might Try smoking some country style ribs Sat for the inlaws. I have never attempted them, But it sounds great.

  5. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice looking stuff...
    How much cheese did you add to the SS... I will be ordering some
    high temp cheese soon and will be adding it to my next 15lb batch of SS.

  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    nice job dude......REAL nice...........points to you

    btw......you got mail
  7. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic


    I used 10% in my SS and Sticks, I bought Hightemp pep jack from butcher packer, I thought it was pricey but it is worth it... The same with the Jalapenoes, 10 %.
  8. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Great looking SS, Fireguy.
  9. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks awesome.
  10. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    talk about smoking up the town...........lol.............Good job............
  11. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what a great smoke job-thats some darn good looking sausage[​IMG]
  12. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking products Fireguy! I'm envious, I've got smoking to do, but it's calving season here for us and time is in short supply. I've got a homebuilt refer smoker, and really like seeing how others have done theirs. Keep the pics coming.
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    mulepackin............calving in the middle of winter in montana?

  14. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    wow looks great but what is santa fe?
  15. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic


    Santa Fe is a sausage seasoning that sausage makers puts out. It has a blend of garlic, onions, cilantro, peppers in it. this is the first time I have used it. In my test batch a few weeks ago, I found it to have a mild flavor, so this batch I have added a bit more seasoning. It is a bit stronger, but still a mild mex flavor, I guess I like it overall, but not my Fav...
  16. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    thanks for the info fireguy.. That high temp cheese seems to be the same price at the web sites I have found.
  17. welder

    welder Smoke Blower

    Job well done!
  18. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    [​IMG] Wow!! Thats quite a load of sausage and sticks your smoking. Looks really good.

    Nice Job

  19. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, I know what you are thinking, but this is pretty much the traditional time frame for this for a couple of reasons. First, in theory anyway, the dry cold of this time of winter is supposed to be easier, healthwise than the wet cold of late winter or even spring. However, it makes for some damn cold, long days and nights, and often isn't all that dry (so much for that theory). Second, typical shipping delivery season is about the end of Sept. first of Oct. (often to Iowa[​IMG]), buyers want fall calves that weigh 600-700 lbs or thereabouts. It takes this long to get them to that point. Other times of the year also seem to be filled with spring seeding, irrigation (where thats done), haying, or grain harvest. So that leaves this time of year. All that being said, many around here are reconsidering this and are pushing their calving season back to later spring or nearly summer and doing ok with that. I have to confess I could easily be convinced. Especially, when I'm thawing a newborn calf out at -20 deg. 3:00 in the morning.

    Ranching is kind of a second job for me. The family place is too big for just my dad, too small for me also, so I have a fulltime job, then head out nights and weekends to provide a little relief to my 70 year old dad.

    Fireguy, didn't mean to hijack with my reply here.
  20. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Well, I am officially done with my Sausage mania.
    I am a bit disapointed in the results from yesterday.
    It seemed like I just couldnt get things right.
    Oh well My misfortunes from my last day of smoking taught me many valuable lessons, at the price of a little wasted meat.

    On a good note I am trying my first Country style ribs in the smoker today. I will post that experiance if it turns out weel (fingers crossed)

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