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  1. DougE

    More Kielbasa

    I had posted a pic of the sausages I stuffed in the other thread yesterday, but didn't want to hijack his thread. I used the recipe posted on @Cajuneric s site (Two Guys and a Cooler) with a couple changes. I dialed down the salt to 1.5%. and the sugar to 0.75%. I also used potato starch at 4%...
  2. L

    Smoking Large Amounts of Sausages at once

    Folks ! I have what I’m sure is a very straightforward question. I have been making sausages for a while professionally here in Sydney and run a small bar/brewery/restaurant called ‘The Sausage Factory.’ I’ve never smoked them before and well., bloody want to. I’ve researching options for a...
  3. N

    Sausage Stuffer

    I stuffed my first sausage yesterday with my Lem stuffer. While stuffing I had a major problem. It takes 3 hands because of my kitchen situation. I can't hold the stuffer, turn the crank, and hold the casing on the spout all at the same time. All of my counter tops are granite and they...
  4. Cajun Smokes

    Coconut / Pineapple sausage assistance

    Been working on pineapple sausage lately. So far I am satisfied with the flavor profile but still looking for that next level. Just came to me, how would coconut taste in pineapple sausage? Seems logical, they are paired together all the time with satisfying results. Here is my road block, how...
  5. S

    Too Much Smoke

    My wife decided we should start eating grass fed/grass finished meat, so now our freezer is full of a 1/4 beef & 1/2 a cow. This weekend we're smoking a small ham (more precisely, a piece of a larger ham) and a blade roast. As I got the roast out of the freezer I saw a package of potato...
  6. jjpiv33


    I'm not really sure where this thread belongs, so if i need to move it please tell me. I've making a lot of sausage this summer, Venison, pork, beef and chicken. Everything from British bangers, to kielbasa, to Texas beef sausage. I am definitely getting better with my technique, but i would...
  7. disco

    Improved OFG Breakfast Sausage

    I have been making my OFG Breakfast Sausage for years. It is based on Pop's recipe. I love it. However, I have a mental problem that makes me want to improve every dish I try. I thought about anything I thought could be better in the sausage. I did have one thing. I have made the sausage with a...
  8. disco

    OFG Smokies

    First, let me apologize for my absence. Life has been interesting and my Traeger has been out of action due to a lack of parts. I have made hot dogs, summer sausage, snack sticks, and more. For some reason, I never got around to making a smokie. I don’t know why. I love smokies. My good buddy...
  9. L

    smoker recommendation for low-temp sausage smoking?

    New to the forum here! So please excuse me if I posted this in the wrong place. I have been making fresh, unsmoked sausage for more than 20 years, and I think I'd finally like to get a smoker. I MAY hot-smoke some, but my main goal is to poach and then cold-smoke. I have done a lot of...
  10. thirdeye

    Country Style Bologna ~ Cold Smoked ~ Sous Vide Finish

    Years ago I gave up on emulsified meat for my frankfurters in lieu of a double-grind of my pork and beef.... and since they are similar products the same holds true for bologna. This weekend I tweaked my frankfurter recipe and made two chubs of bologna to test out. My recipe has about 15...
  11. D

    Cure for Venison Bologna

    My family and friends in my hometown have been making the same cold-smoked “deer bologna” as we call it for several generations. The recipe calls for 30 lbs of meat/fat, 8 oz salt, 2-3/4 oz. garlic salt, and a few other ingredients for flavor. The mixture is then stuffed into hog casings and...
  12. jjpiv33

    Induction top for poaching sausage

    I do not have a Sous vide machine, but I do have a commercial induction top I use for catering events. I'm thinking it'll be fine for poaching some chicken sausage I plan to make this weekend. Thoughts? Also, please give me some of your favorite recipes for chicken sausage. I have found many on...
  13. jjpiv33

    Skins on snack sticks

    I was cleaning out the freezer and had some beef, pork and venison so i decided to head on over to basspro and pick up a snackstick kit (spicy) I got hi-temp cheddar and dried jalepenos. Watch some vids (bearded butchers) on making snack sticks and read the one paragraph directions. ground the...
  14. B

    First ever bacon explosion/ "fatty"

    Took over 2 hours because I didn't put in enough charcoal. Had to finish over propane. ... worth every freaking minute. No BBQ sauce, just a basic rub, charcoal, and mesquite. 10/10, doing it again!
  15. disco

    Armadillo Eggs in the Shell

    If you haven’t heard of Armadillo eggs before, they are a cheese stuffed jalapeno wrapped in sausage and smoked. While they are very tasty, I decided they would be better with a seasoned crispy crust. Welcome to Armadillo Eggs in the Shell! I used my OFG Breakfast Sausage for the sausage but...
  16. SmokinAl


    We make this all the time, but this time I changed a couple of things in the recipe & really like this one. Here is the new recipe, now remember it's just Judy & I so this is a small meatloaf. But you big eaters can certainly scale it up. My favorite meatloaf 1 lb ground brisket 1 lb ground...
  17. zzerru

    Hearty Maple Breakfast Sausage

    Just got a hog processed and I needed to clear out some pork from the freezer, so I decided to make breakfast sausage. I still had some maple syrup left over from bacon making, so I used that to give it some sweetness. The seasonings laid out for 10lbs of sausage: 1 c Grade B maple syrup...
  18. S

    Collagen casings, any tips to make less chewy

    I really like the ease of stuffing sausage using collagen casings but I find they can be a little chewy, however my fingernails are growing great! Anybody have any tips to soften them up? I just load them up right out of the packaging dry.
  19. disco

    ABT's and Sausage Balls for a Distancing Party

    Six of us got together for a distancing party. Everyone brought their own beverages and glasses. We kept a safe distance (including She Who Must Be Obeyed keeping her distance from me for other reasons) and I made ABT's and Sausage Balls that were never touched by me and the people served...
  20. M

    Hot Dog concerns

    I recently made hot dogs for the first time. Everything appeared to be great, great grind, smell, everything but the finished product is kind of tough. I used 80% beef cross rib and 20% fat. Ground three times, twice through a 4.5mm plate to finish. Recipe was as follow: 7.33 kg of meat and fat...