What is a typical smoked sausage?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mark wieland, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. mark wieland

    mark wieland Newbie

    Is there a typical type of smoked sausage style?  I am opening a BBQ concession trailer in the Spring and plan to sell brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey and maybe smoked sausage.  I am having trouble figuring out what the standards are that you might find in the famous BBQ regions.

  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Food trucks by me carry Smoked Kielbasi and Sauerkraut


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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Could be varied. Texas Hot Links, can be all beef or beef and pork. Basic seasoning salt, pepper, cayenne and cure #1. Add Garlic to that and you have a basic Andouille. Leave out the cayenne and you got Kielbasa. Just salt, pepper and cure, is a basic Smoked Country Sausage. Now you can add a variety of herbs and spices. Coriander, anise and allspice to Hot Links. Thyme and/or other herbs and red pepper flakes to Andouille. Marjoram and maybe mustard seed to Kielbasa and sage to the Country Sausage. Lastly you can develop your own Signature Smokey and start a revolution! Search some you would like to try and you will find lots of recipes...JJ 
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It may also depend upon where you are selling your wares.  In Texas, like Jimmy said, a hot link works well, but so does a kielbasa that is black pepper heavy.  In other parts of the US, I've seen standard polish sausage that's smoked and also some varieties that were touted as German sausage...  The style that popular in your area with your special twist may work well.
  5. Here is my recipe.
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Below are typical amounts of spices to add....   Pick a few that sound like they taste good and make up some...

    Salt, pepper, garlic, onion and cure #1 are a starting point...   click on pics to enlarge

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep great answers above,,, Good luck on your adventure and let us know how its going!!

    Dave great chart thanks.

    A full smoker is a happy smoker - Stay happy 

  8. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Like CB said, tastes tend to be regional. You may be successful introducing a 'new' taste to the area you are located in. Set yourself apart from the other vendors in the area.
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    There was a TV show where a guy with a sausage cart in , I believe, the PNW broke the mold by featuring Game and Exotic Sausages. You can go with a basic smokey and play with your own creation as a Feature of the week...JJ

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