Discussion in 'Sausage' started by c farmer, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am a newb to making sausage and I see alot of differant spices being used.

    Is there a list somewhere for a newb?

    Also where does everyone buy them. Local or online?
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good thread start Adam ! Good to know info ! Thumbs Up
  3. Penzey's mostly.
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If its sausage, I sort of fished around last year and this is what I came up with. Each sausage has a predominate flavor/spice.

    Sausage flavors

    Fennel- Italian

    Thyme/Cayenne - Cajun

    Garlic- kielbasa (Polish)

    Sage- breakfast or country

    Paprika- chorizo or mexican

    Corriander- hot dogs

    Garlic- Liver- boudin- braunschweiger??

    As to specifics like Pastrami, you know juniper (the gin flavor), is there but those are all seen in different recipes around the boards.

    I actually get mine from McCormick or Butchers and Packers or The Ingredient Store (AmesPhos) or the grocery store for Dryed MIlk

    After our site here, Ipoli is my #2 research site. <Chuckles> I wish it would add a search engine.....LOL

    http://lpoli.50webs.com/Sausage recipes.htm#COOKED

    Please note the Terms & Conditions and respect their rights.

    Hope it helps guys. It did me.

    There is just so much to grasp at once, I found it was best to do what I liked first and get good at it, like smoking a nekkid chicken. You'll have times when you have extra ground meat (really you will), I make it a point to have a mystery sausage recipe spices needed for those cases. I am not burning the house down with sausages. My time responsibilities changed sizably 6 months ago and I have been slowed down on sausages. I have a freezer full of double cryo-packed butts too!

    I want to learn more about the grind and can't find squat about the things, I don't know about bologna and I am only guessing about hamburger. I would like to learn. I am guessing its another one of those dang procesing/grinding/curing for dumbies 101 books. I wonder if you can get 'em on cassette?
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CF, there are oodles of spices depending on what you are making. I  buy my spices locally from stores that sell bulk, it is much cheaper than buying pre-packaged spices at the local supermarket. You can buy in small quantities and put in in your own jars when you get home.
  6. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic


    Check out "The Spice House" online for smoked or hot Paprika, dried peppers, pepper powders, etc. 

    Good stuff.

    For bulk NFDM, Soy protein, Dextrose, Cure #1 & #2 and casings, I use B&P or The Sausage maker. 
  7. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Heh, I blundered into that once. I had been experimenting with seasoning brines for pork loins, and one time I added aromatics including coriander. I got a pork loin that tasted like a hot dog.
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ......Click on pics to enlarge.....

  9. Great charts Dave. I'm saving those.
  10. Really good info Dave.

    Happy smoken.

  11. tennsmoker

    tennsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Farmer,

    I have been using the following web site for a long time to buy in bulk and package sausage seasoning's, they specialize in AC Leggs, which in my opinion is about the best breakfast sausage recipes available.

    Most butcher shops here in the south (Tenn) use it. 

    Their prices are very reasonable.[​IMG]

  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    I've been using PS Seasoning lately and have been happy with their packaged blends (Andouille, bratwurst, 7 pepper hotsticks, etc).  They also sell individual spices, but I have not purchased any of those.  When I need individual spices, I go to a local store that sells bulk spices - I really should compare the local store prices with PS prices and see how that comes out.

    Last edited: Jan 22, 2015
  14. I find the best prices at health food stores that sell bulk.

    Happy smoken.

  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya know, we should have known to ask Dave.....LOL

    A wealth of knowledge.
  16. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    PS Seasonings for me,,,, Great chart Dave 

  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the comments.

    Does anyone have like a starter kit?
  18. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Me too. Thanks dave.
  19. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I buy mine at the local market in 2 oz containers. That's why I am flat broke;. Hahahahaha...... Unfortunately all too often true. Note to self, plan ahead, buy in bulk.
  20. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    There's a local Mennonite run store near here that sells spices in bulk and they're super inexpensive.

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