Need tips on Lil Smokies

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by captmoby, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. captmoby

    captmoby Fire Starter

    I've been looking for some recipes for Lil Smokies and can't seem to find any. I have the seasonings purchased from Midwest and every thing else I need I think, but was wondering about smoke temps and times etc. I was figuring a pretty cool smoke for 4+ hours to keep them from finishing to quick then up the smoker temps to 180 or so to finish . Smoke to internal of 160 or so? Then the ice water cool down etc.
    Any sugestions?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I typically do not go over 150 when smoking sausage. At that point the fat begins to render out.
  3. I would smoke for 2hrs at 145-150 then finish off at 158-160 no more than that. Smoking at a lower temp too long will dry them out in my opinion. You could also smoke for a few hours and finish off in a steam bath or vac sealed and simmered in 160-5* water. for 20 min.

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