OK to smoke last fall's sausage?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by plj, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. plj

    plj Meat Mopper

    Last fall I made 30 lbs of venison summer sausage and old fashioned bologna - I didnt smoke it because I couldnt control the temps in my ECB good enough, and didnt have the smokehouse yet.
    Anyway, I have about 15 lbs left - cooked, vacuum sealed and in the freezer.
    Any reason I can't defrost them, smoke them for a couple hours, and re-freeze?
    If re-freezing is a bad idea, OK to smoke for a couple hours then serve?
    Any advice on temps & times?
    Should I peel off the casings before smoking?
  2. bayoubear

    bayoubear Fire Starter

    we clean out our freezers every september and eat whats left in regards to wild game. been a lifelong ritual every year. i see no problem cooking to temp and eating it- id be wary of smoking it then refreezing it but thats just me.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Personally I wouldn't cold smoke it at this point but I sure would hot smoke it and eat it or freeze it after fully smoking it to temp
  4. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    smoke. eat. enjoy.

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